Milkha Singh discharged from hospital in steady situation

Today News Online Service

Chandigarh, May 30

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh was discharged from the hospital on Sunday in a stable condition days after being admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 infection.

“On request of the family Milkha Singh was discharged from the hospital today in a stable condition. He is on oxygen and nutritional support,” Fortis hospital where he was admitted said in a statement.

His wife Nirmal Mikha Singh had to be shifted to the intensive care unit last night due to increasing oxygen requirement. She continues to be stable, it added.

While Milkha, 91, was admitted to the hospital on Monday, his 82-year-old wife got admission in the same facility on Wednesday after testing positive for the virus.

The couple’s son and ace golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh, flew down to Chandigarh from Dubai on Saturday and his elder sister, Mona Milkha Singh, who is a doctor in the United States, also reached here a few days ago.

The legendary athlete is a four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion but his greatest performance was the fourth-place finish in the 400m final at the 1960 Rome Olympics.

His timing at the Italian capital remained the national record for 38 years till Paramjeet Singh broke it in 1998.

He also represented India in the 1956 and 1964 Olympics and was bestowed the Padma Shri in 1959. With PTI inputs

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