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'A source of inspiration for millions of Indians': Rahul condoles Milkha Singh's demise 

The 91-year-old died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19, during which he lost his wife and former national volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur to the same ailment

Published: 19th June 2021 11:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2021 11:03 AM   |  A+A-

Veteran athlete Milkha Singh with his wife Nirmal Kaur

Veteran athlete Milkha Singh with his wife Nirmal Kaur (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condoled the demise of sprint legend Milkha Singh and said he was not just a sports star but a source of inspiration for millions of Indians for his dedication and resilience.

The 91-year-old died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19, during which he lost his wife and former national volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur to the same ailment.

"Shri Milkha Singh ji was not just a sports star but a source of inspiration for millions of Indians for his dedication and resilience," Gandhi tweeted.

"My condolences to his family and friends. India remembers her #FlyingSikh," the former Congress chief said.



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