Flying Milkha Singh Age, Wife Death, Children, Family, Biography: In this post, I am sharing the complete Biography of Milkha Singh. You will also know how he get the name of Milkha Singh.
Milkha Singh Biography
On 18.06.2021 a very sad news has followed because on this day Flying Sikh of our country named Milkha Singh passed away. It is a very sad news for all of us. In the latest reports, it has came to know that he was fighting with the Covid-19 virus for a very long and was admitted to the hospital concerning the same.
Milkha Singh was recovering for the past few days from the deadly virus, but his health condition started deteriorating all over again, and the ace athlete passed away on 18th June 2021 late in the night at the age of 91 years.
Earlier this week, his wife, Nirmal Milkha Singh also succumbed to the Coronavirus at the age of 85 years.
So, in this article below, we will know about the Flying Sikh of our country.
Introduction of Milkha Singh
Captain Milkha Singh, was born in the year 1929 on 20th November. He was an Indian track and field sprinter who was initially appointed in Indian Army and thereafter he joined into the sports. Milkha Singh has also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He represented India in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Milkha Singh was awarded with the Padma Shri Award in the year 1959 considering his sporting achievements.
Milkha Singh date of birth and birthplace:
Flying Milkha Singh was born in the year 1929 in Govindpura, Punjab, undivided India.
Milkha Singh death:
Milkha Singh was died on 18th June 2021 at the age of 91 years in PGIMER Hospital in Chandigarh. It was a very sad news for all of us due to this incidence.
Milkha Singh age:
Age of Milkha Singh at the time he died was 91 years. Milkha Singh was tested positive for the corona virus on May 20 and was admitted to one of the private hospital in Mohali on May 24. Milkha Singh had been discharged on May 30 before he was admitted to the Covid ward at the Nehru Hospital Extension at PGIMER on June 3 due to dipping oxygen levels.
Milkha Singh Wife:
Milkha Singh was married to Nirmal Milkha Singh. Nirmal, who was married to Milkha Singh on May 5, 1963, and had been strength of the Milkha family since the last six decades, suffered from Covid pneumonia and was on High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) and Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV) support since June 4.
The 85-year-old, who is survived by husband Milkha Singh apart from three daughter Dr Mona Singh, Aleeza Grover, Sonia Sanwalka and son Jeev Milkha Singh, was cremated on Sunday evening as per the statement issued by Milkha Singh family. Milkha Singh, who is still in ICU of PGIMER, could not attend the cremation.
Milkha Singh early life:
Flying Milkha Singh was born in a Sikh Rajput family of Rathore Clan in Govinpura, a village 10 km from Muzaffargarh city in Punjab Province of undivided British India (present-day Muzaffargarh District Pakistan).
One of the 15 siblings, Milkha traveled to India during the Partition of India, during which his parents, a brother, and two sisters were killed by the Muslim mobs in the violence, that he witnessed all.
After escaping from the troubles in Punjab where the killings of Hindus and Sikhs continued, Milkha moved to Delhi in 1947 and lived with the family of his married sister for some time. He was even imprisoned at the Tihar Jail for traveling on a train without a ticket, for some time. Milkha was later released by his sister Ishvar who had to sell some jewelry to do so.
Milkha Singh Family:
Milkha Singh Married to wife Nirmal Kaur in the year 1962 who was a former captain of the Indian women’s volleyball team in Ceylon. Milkha Singh had 3 daughters and a son, golfer Jeev Milkha Singh. Milkha lived in Chandigarh as of 2012, and in 1999 adopted the seven-year-old son of Havildar Bikram Singh, who died in the Battle of Tiger Hill.