Indian sports personality Milkha Singh departed away last night after an extended battle against COVID-19. The retired Indian sprinter, who is also known as the Flying Sikh was 91 years old when he breathed his last. Milkha Singh tested positive for COVID-19 on May 20 and was admitted to the ICU on June 3 due to ladling oxygen level.
Many Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar and others paid tribute to the legend through their social media. Farhan Akhtar, who portrayed the role of Milkha Singh in the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag also paid a heartfelt tribute to the legend.
Taking to his social media, Farhan shared a heart-warming post for the late athlete. The actor shared a memo that read, “A part of me is still refusing to accept that you are no more. Maybe it’s the stubborn side I inherited from you.. the side that when it sets its mind on something, just never gives up. And the truth is that you will always be alive. Because you were more than a large-hearted, loving, warm, down to earth man. You represented an idea. You represented a dream. You represented (to use your own words) how hard work, honesty and determination can lift a person off his knees and get him to touch the sky. You have touched all our lives. For those who knew you as a father and a friend, it was a blessing. For those who didn’t like a constant source of inspiration and a reminder of humility in success. I love you with all my heart.”
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 19, 2021
The actor’s girlfriend Shibani Dandekar also shared images with the late athlete on social media and shared a heartfelt note to remember him and his late wife Nirmal Kaur.
The Flying Sikh lost his wife Nirmal Kaur to the virus earlier this week