Milkha Singh Passes Away From COVID Complications; Bhaag Milka Bhaag Actor Farhan Akhtar Pens An Emotional Note
Farhan Akhtar who essayed the role of Milkha Singh in his 2013 biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag took to social media to grieve the legendary sprinter. Milkha Singh passed away on 18 June after battling the novel coronavirus
By Akanksha Sridhara, June 19, 2021 10:47 IST
The legendary sprinter Milkha Singh died on June 18th. He was 91. The death of the legendary sprinter has sent shock waves throughout the country. Several personalities took to their social media to express their grief and condolences. Bhaag Milka Bhaag actor Farhan Akhtar remembered the legendary sprinter and spoke of his unique personality. Akhtar who played the titular role in the 2014 biopic took to Twitter to share a photo of Milkha Singh and wrote a note of remembrance.Farhan Akhtar wrote, June 19, 2021Farhan continued, 'And the truth is that you will always be alive. Because you were more than a large-hearted, loving, warm, down-to-earth man. You represented an idea. You represented a dream. You represented (to use your own words) how hard work, honesty, and determination can lift a person off his knees and get him to touch the sky. You have touched all our lives. For those who know you as a father and a friend, it was a blessing. For those who didn't like a constant source of inspiration and a reminder of humility in success. I love you with all my heart.'Milkha Singh was admitted to a hospital where he was being treated for post-COVID complications. Singh's family stated after the legendary sprinter had taken his last breaths.Apart from Farhan Akhtar, several Bollywood actors like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anupam Kher, Suniel Shetty, Nimrat Kaur, and others expressed their deepest condolences.Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was one of 2014's most popular and critically acclaimed sports dramas. The film showcased the life of Milkha Singh, his journey towards excellence. The film is available to stream on Disney+HotStar.