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Wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh succumbs to Covid

Wife Of Legendary Olympian Milkha Singh Succumbs To Covid Main
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Chandigarh: Former Indian women volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur, the wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, died at a Mohali hospital on Sunday due to complications related to Covid-19 infection, doctors said.

She was 85 and is survived by her husband, a son, and three daughters.

“We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh passed away after a valiant battle against Covid at 4 p.m. today,” a statement from the Milkha Singh family said.

Milkha Singh himself is being treated for Covid-related complications at the PGIMER here.

“Milkha Singh’s health is fine and improving, but he is still in the ICU,” said a spokesperson for the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on Saturday.

Milkha Singh has been under the observation of a medical team comprising senior doctors of the institute since his hospitalisation on June 3.

“Our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Nirmal Milkha Singh after battling Covid-19,” said PGIMER Director Jagat Ram in a statement.

“Widely known for her multiple achievements in the sports arena and her extensive philanthropic works, she will be fondly remembered for her accomplishments on and off the field,” he added.

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