'The Flying Sikh will live forever. RIP'
The entire country paid glowing tribute to sprint legend Milkha Singh.
NEW DELHI: The entire country paid glowing tribute to sprint legend Milkha Singh.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju: "India has lost its star. Milkha Singh Ji has left us but he will continue to inspire every Indian to shine for India. My deepest condolences to the family. I pray for his soul to rest in peace,"
Sports Authority of India (SAI): "A gold medalist at the CWG & Asian Games, he held the 400m National record for 38 years. Condolences to his family & the millions whom he inspired."
Athletics Federation of India: "Very very sad news for all #Indians, legend Shri Milkha Singh Ji passed away. A Titan who lifted the profile of athletics in a young nation, his sharp observations on Indian sport will be missed. His towering legacy will continue to inspire generations of young Indians."
Javelin star Neeraj Chopra: "We lost a Gem. He will always remain as an inspiration for every Indian. May his soul Rest in peace."
Olympian Anju Bobby George: "A huge loss for the sport of athletics today. Rest well #MilkhaSingh ji,"
Sourav Ganguly: "Extremely saddened by this news ..RIP ,India's one of the greatest sportsmen..you have made young Indians dream of becoming an athlete…had the privilege of knowing you so closely…"
Sprinter Mohamad Anas Yahiya: "Really shocked by the demise of the legend Milkha sir. You will forever have a very special place in my heart.The Flying Sikh will live forever. RIP"
Harbhajan Singh: "Very sad, heartbreaking to hear flying sikh Sardar Milkha singh ji is no more... waheguru RIPMilkhaSinghji."
Mary Kom: "Really sad about the demise of our national hero and a legend Shri Milkha Singh ji. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. RIP #MilkhaSingh"
Hima Das: "After winning World Championship U20 title and medal in Asian Games, I still remember a call from #MilkhaSingh sir that 'Hima, just keep on working hard, you have ample time and you can win a Gold medal for our country at a global level'. I will try to fulfill your dream sir." Agencies