Milkha Singh exams optimistic for Covid, strikes into residence isolation

Deepankar Sharda

Today News Online Service

Chandigarh, May 20

Milkha Singh, an athletic legend whose performance had earned him the title of Flying Sikh, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Though his condition is stated to be stable, he is learnt to be having 101 fever since Wednesday night. He is currently under home isolation, informed his wife Nirmal Milkha Singh.

A team of PGIMER doctors were monitoring Milkha’s health.

Milkha, who is known to follow a strict fitness routine, has reportedly got infected from one of his house help. “After one of our help in the house got infected, we all underwent testing. All of us are safe, but Sardar ji (Milkha) got infected. He is put under home isolation and has a fever. A nurse has also been deputed for his regular check-ups. I am very tensed and unable to accept it. I am praying to God for his speedy recovery,” said Nirmal.

Recently, the 91-year-old legend had called upon people to stay indoors during the lockdown period to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Last month, his daughter Mona Milkha Singh, who is a doctor at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York, had received applaud  for attending to emergency patients of coronavirus. His son, Jeev Milkha Singh, a four-time European Tour champion, had requested people to pay request to all frontline workers. Milkha had also donated Rs 2 lakh to UT Administrator for fighting the pandemic.

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