Former first-generation Athlete of independent India passed away due to Covid 19 complications, after a month-long battle with these complications. Five days ago his wife Nirmal Kaur, Former Indian Volleyball captain had lost her battle to Covid 19 complications and passed away. Milka Singh was 91 years old, and he was one of the victims of Division of Country and communal violence. “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 him to millions. Anguished by his passing away,” PM Narendra Modi tweeted.