June 19 : The Flying Sikh, the Legendary Sprinter Milkha Singh is no more. He left for heavenly abode on 18th June. Milkha Singh who was diagnosed with Covid in May this year was 91. Five days after the demise of his wife, he also bid his final goodbye to the world.
Many celebrities have expressed their heartfelt tributes on his demise.
Shahrukh Khan tweeted, "The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched. An inspiration to me. an inspiration to millions. Rest in peace Milkha Singh Sir.”
Nimrat Kaur wrote,"It takes generations for a Milkha Singh to happen. So fortunate to have lived in the age of this iconic man, the gift of who's limitless being will remain an inspiration for ages to come. Rest in glory and soar to the heavens above Sir. Satnaam Waheguru.”
Mahesh Babu wrote, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of sports legend #Milkha Singh. A monumental loss for our nation. His incredible journey will continue to inspire athletes all over the world. Rest in peace Sir.”
Big B wrote,"In grief..Milkha Singh passes away. the pride of India.. a great athlete. a greater human.. Waheguru di Mehr..prayers.”
Anil Kapoor wrote," Milka Singh ji welcomed us into his home and his lovely wife fed us the most unforgettable aloo parathas I've ever had. He truly was an incredible sportsman, phenomenal host and above all an amazing human being. Will be truly & deeply missed.”
Taapsee Pannu wrote, " And he flew away.”
Akshay Kumar expressed his condolences and wrote,"Incredibly sad to hear about the demise of #Milkha Singh ji. The one character I forever regret not playing on screen. May you have a golden run in heaven. Flying Sikh. Om Shanti, sir.”
Riteish Deshmukh wrote,"Shri #Milkha Singh ji's name was and will forever be synonymous with speed. He inspired generations to run & never give up. Extremely saddened to know about his demise. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
May his soul rest in peace!