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PM Modi speaks to ailing sprint legend Milkha Singh, enquires about his health

Modi expressed hope that Singh, who was on Thursday admitted to a Chandigarh hospital, will be back soon to bless and inspire athletes.

Published: 04th June 2021 10:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2021 10:44 AM   |  A+A-

PM Narendra Modi (L) and legendary sprinter Milkha Singh

PM Narendra Modi (L) and legendary sprinter Milkha Singh. (File photo| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, who has been ailing, to enquire about his health.

Modi expressed hope that Singh, who was on Thursday admitted to a Chandigarh hospital, will be back soon to bless and inspire athletes, who will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics, government sources said.

Fondly called "flying Sikh", Singh, who recently contracted COVID-19 infection, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital due to dipping levels of oxygen. The 91-year-old is in a stable condition.



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