Milkha Singh passes away at 91: An extraordinary life in images

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh died on Friday of complications due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at the age of 91 after a month-long battle with Covid-19 in Chandigarh.

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Legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh passed away at the age of 91.(Kolkata Knight Riders/Twitter)

Legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh passed away at the age of 91.(Kolkata Knight Riders/Twitter)

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Milkha Singh represented India at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and remained India's most prominent athlete for four decades.(Twitter)

Milkha Singh represented India at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo and remained India's most prominent athlete for four decades.(Twitter)

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Nicknamed 'The Flying Sikh', inspired millions across the country. The legendary sportsperson passed away on Friday after complications due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), after a month-long battle with Covid-19 in Chandigarh.(HT_PRINT)

Nicknamed 'The Flying Sikh', inspired millions across the country. The legendary sportsperson passed away on Friday after complications due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), after a month-long battle with Covid-19 in Chandigarh.(HT_PRINT)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tributes to legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away at the age of 91 after a month long battle with Covid-19. In a tweet, PM Modi said that Milkha Singh inspired millions around the world, and added that India have lost a colossal sportsperson.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tributes to legendary India sprinter Milkha Singh, who passed away at the age of 91 after a month long battle with Covid-19. In a tweet, PM Modi said that Milkha Singh inspired millions around the world, and added that India have lost a colossal sportsperson.(Narendra Modi/Twitter)

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"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," PM Modi tweeted.(HT Photo)

"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," PM Modi tweeted.(HT Photo)

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Milkha Singh's death comes almost a week after his wife Nirmal Kaur, former national volleyball captain, also died of the disease.(HT_PRINT)

Milkha Singh's death comes almost a week after his wife Nirmal Kaur, former national volleyball captain, also died of the disease.(HT_PRINT)

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