The Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh has once again admitted to the ICU in COVID hospital of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh on 3rd May 2021. Due to continuous reduction in oxygen levels.
He and his wife had been tested positive for Covid-19. On May 24th he was admitted to Fortis hospital in Mohali as a precautionary measure. His wife however has been now been tested negative.
The PGIMER spokesperson Ashok Kumar has reported that He was admitted at 3.35 PM yesterday May. He is still under observation but is stable as of now. His whole family has shown their gratitude on social media for the love he has been receiving from the public. And they have also said that the hospital is also giving him the best care possible.
Milkha Singh, now 91 years old is four times gold medallist in Asian Games. Along with this, he was the champion for the 1958 Commonwealth Games. However, his best performance is from the 1960 Rome Olympics in the 400m sprint category.
He secured the 4th position but was appreciated by many and was given the title of Flying Sikh by then general Ayub Khan (then Pakistani Army Chief). He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was awarded Padma Shri in 1959.