Milkha Singh Passes Away: SRK, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar & Others Pay Tribute
Milkha Singh Passes Away At 91:Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar and others pay tribute To The Flying Sinkh
Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh passed away on Friday night due to COVID-19 related issues. The ace sprinter had recently tested negative earlier this week. He showed signs of recovery upon shifting to general ICU but his condition deteriorated on Thursday evening. The Padma Shri awardee is survived by his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters.
Soon tributes started pouring in from all walks of life, from politicians to cricketers and also Bollywood celebs. PM Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Sachin Tendulkar, and many more took to social media to console the demise of the ace sprinter.
Check out their tweets here:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoled the demise of the “colossal sportsperson”. He tweeted,
In the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, we have lost a colossal sportsperson, who captured the nation’s imagination and had a special place in the hearts of countless Indians. His inspiring personality endeared himself to millions. Anguished by his passing away. pic.twitter.com/h99RNbXI28
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2021
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said it was the end of an era and India and Punjab “are poorer”.
Upset and saddened to hear of Milkha Singh Ji’s demise. It marks the end of an era and India & Punjab are poorer today. My condolences to the bereaved family & millions of fans. The legend of the Flying Sikh will reverberate for generations to come. Rest in peace Sir! pic.twitter.com/7yK8EOHUnS
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) June 18, 2021
Shah Rukh Khan took to his Twitter and paying his respects he wrote, “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.”
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.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 18, 2021
Amitabh Bachchan called The Flying Sikh ‘the pride’ of the nation, he wrote, “T 3940 – In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away .. the pride of India .. a great athlete .. a greater human .. Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers 🙏🙏”
T 3940 – In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away .. the pride of India .. a great athlete .. a greater human ..
Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers 🙏🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 19, 2021
Farhan Akhtar who played the role of the legendary sportsman too consoled the demise of the sportsman with an emotional tweet.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 19, 2021
Rest in Peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh ji. SachinTendulkar posted on his Twitter handle.
Rest in Peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh ji.
Your demise has left a deep void in every Indian’s heart today, but you shall keep inspiring several generations to come. pic.twitter.com/ImljefeUEN
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 19, 2021
Virendra Sehwag said Milkha’s name will be synonymous with courage and will-power.
The great man #MilkaSingh ji has left us in body, but the name Milkha will always live on as being synonymous with courage and will-power.
What a man. My sincere condolences to his family. Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/AW2FbM3zg1
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 19, 2021
Harbhajan Singh said, “Very sad,heartbreaking to hear flying sikh Sardar Milkha singh ji is no more… waheguru RIPMilkhaSinghji.”
Very sad,heartbreaking to hear flying sikh Sardar Milkha singh ji is no more.. 🙏🙏 waheguru 🙏🙏 #RIPMilkhaSinghji
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 18, 2021
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Milkha Singh’s family. May his soul rest in peace.