Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Bid Goodbye To Milkha Singh

Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, aged 91, died of post Covid-19 complications. Bollywood celebrities paid tribute to the legend.

By Xappie Desk, June 19, 2021 10:29 IST

Captain Milkha Singh is popularly known as the Flying Singh, left for his heavenly abode yesterday (June 18) night. He was 91. His death comes five days after his wife's passing away. The sprinter was diagnosed with Covid-19 and his health deteriorated on Thursday. PM Modi condoled the death of Milkha Singh and wrote,

In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality endeared himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2021
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to pay his last respects to the sprinter. He wrote,

The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched... An inspiration to me... an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir.

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 18, 2021 Similarly, Priyanka Chopra wrote,

Warm and welcoming, you made our first meeting so so special. I have been inspired by your excellence, touched by your humility, influenced by your contribution to our country. Om Shanti #Milkha ji. Sending love and prayers to the family. #MilkhaSingh

— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 18, 2021 Amitabh Bachchan wrote,

T 3940 - In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away .. the pride of India .. a great athlete .. a greater human ..
Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 19, 2021

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