When Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur died of corona six days ago, who would have thought that after a few days the sad news would come that even the Flying Sikhs of the country did not live in this world? That too when the level of his corona infection was not too high and in his last interview given during the illness itself, he had promised that he would recover in three to four days.
In a conversation with PTI, sprinter Milkha Singh had said that he will recover soon and was sure that with the help of his healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, he will defeat the virus. Milkha, 91, died at Chandigarh's PGIMER Hospital after battling coronavirus infection for a month. Read more about what else he said in his last conversation...
When PTI contacted him after the news of him being Corona positive on social media, he replied, "Yes baby! I have become corona positive on 19th May. But I'm fine. No problem. There is no mucus or even fever. It will be gone. The doctor has said that I will be fine in three to four days."
A few days later, as a precaution, he was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mohali. His wife and former Indian volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur was also hospitalized due to a COVID-19 infection and died six days ago. At the request of the family, Milkha Singh was discharged from the hospital but had to be admitted to PGIMER again on June 3.
Milkha had said in a conversation on May 20, "Our cook had a fever but when he told us about it, we sent him to his village. After that we all got the corona test done. I wonder how I got the infection."