People pay tribute to Milkha Singh, also known as "The Flying Sikh," who died at the age of 91.
"The Flying Sikh," Milkha Singh won four Asian gold medals and placed fourth in the 400m final in the 1960 Rome Olympics. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a Bollywood film based on his life, was released in 2013.
The renowned Indian Sprinter Milkha Singh died at the age of 91 on Friday 19 June because of complications from Covid-19. Intensive care was accepted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMR), Chandigarh.
'Flying Sikh,' Milkha won four gold medals in Asia. He also finished 4th at the 1960 Rome Olympics in the 400m final. The tributes grieving his passing flood several social media sites, particularly Twitter. Twitter is also trendsetting the Hashtag #MilkhaSingh, as individuals share posts with their names.
People are posting various messages to pay respects and show respect, ranging from expressing their grief at his death to recalling the renowned athlete's memorable sayings.
“India has lost a gem #MilkhaSingh. His legacy will live on for generations to come. RIP Milkha Singh,” wrote a Twitter user.
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