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“Soul Runner” dies after being infected with the virus to enjoy his old age 91-year-old Indian Prime Minister mourns-International



The well-known Indian track and field athlete Milkha Singh died of Wuhan pneumonia and died at the age of 91. (AFP)

2021/06/19 20:28

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report]Milkha Singh, a well-known Indian track and field athlete, was infected with Wuhan pneumonia (COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus disease) and died unfortunately on the 18th. He was 91 years old. In response, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi also posted a message on the social platform of condolences.

According to the BBC report, Singh suffered complications after contracting Wuhan pneumonia last month. He did not get better after one month of treatment. He eventually got worse because of his illness. Unfortunately, he passed away yesterday (18) at the age of 91. Singh’s wife also contracted Wuhan pneumonia and died on the 13th of this month at the age of 85.

According to reports, Singh shined in major track and field competitions during his lifetime, leaving many outstanding achievements, which earned him the reputation of “Legend Athlete” in India, and was the first Indian athlete to win the individual track and field gold medal in the Commonwealth Games; In the 1960 Rome Olympics, he also won the fourth place in 400 meters.

His life was changed into the biographical film “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag-Run Milkha Run” (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag-Run Milkha Run), which was released in 2013 and has won dozens of awards in India. Singh also told the media that the salaries of the athletes at that time were not good. They only worked hard for applause, but also for “national honor.” Therefore, Singh hoped that his story could smoothly motivate the younger generation.

After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi learned of his death, he also posted his condolences on the social platform Twitter. Modi said he was very reluctant to leave Singh, and believed that Singh still holds a special place in the hearts of countless Indians.

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The well-known Indian track and field athlete Milkha Singh died of Wuhan pneumonia and died at the age of 91. (AFP)

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