Milkha Singh Passes Away: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and others remember the Flying Sikh

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Milkha Singh was undoubtedly the pride of the nation as he was fondly called ‘The Flying Sikh’. Well, the nation has lost another gem as Milkha Singh passed away after he lost his battle to Covid-19. The ace athlete had tested positive for COVID-19 last month and but later he had recovered and tested negative on Wednesday. Singh was shifted to the general ICU ward that was in another block of the hospital, but unfortunately, his condition turned critical Friday evening. Bollywood actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar and others were seen giving their condolences and remembering the great legend.

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.”

Priyanka Chopra recalled her first meeting with Milkha Singh and how she found him inspiring, “Warm and welcoming, you made our first meeting so so special. I have been inspired by your excellence, touched by your humility, influenced by your contribution to our country. Om Shanti #Milkha ji. Sending love and prayers to the family. #MilkhaSingh”

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 🙏🙏”

Akshay Kumar revealed that he regretted not playing Milkha Singh’s character, “Incredibly sad to hear about the demise of #MilkhaSingh ji. The one character I forever regret not playing on-screen! May you have a golden run in heaven, Flying Sikh. Om shanti, Sir 🙏🏻”

Taapsee Pannu took to her Twitter and wrote, “And he flew away 💔”

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Milkha Singh’s family. May his soul rest in peace.

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