RIP Milkha Singh: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebs mourn the demise of the 'pride of India'

Legendary Indian track and field athlete Milkha Singh passed away on Friday night after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was admitted to ICU on June 3 due to dipping oxygen level. On May 20, he had tested positive for COVID19. Six days ago, on June 13, Milkha's wife Nirmal had passed away. 

The sad demise of the former Indian sprinter void in people's hearts. Many took to social media to express their sadness. Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Angad Bedi, Madhur Bhandarkar, Chitrangda Singh and others also extended their condolences on the death.

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SRK tweeted, "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."

Big B wrote on Twitter, "T 3940 - In grief .. Milkha Singh passes away .. the pride of India .. a great athlete .. a greater human .. Waheguru di Mehr .. prayers"

PeeCee tweeted, "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"

Akshay also posted an emotional tweet as he wrote, "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" 

Anil Kapoor shared a photo of Milkha Singh with him and his Dil Dhadakne Do team and recalled the times he spent at his house. He wrote, "Milkha Singh ji welcomed us into his home and his lovely wife fed us the most unforgettable aloo parathas I've ever had... He truly was an incredible sportsman, phenomenal host and above all an amazing human being... will be truly & deeply missed..."


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Raveena Tandon, Angad Bedi, Madhur Bhandarkar, Jaaved Jaaferi, Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh, Diljit Dosanjh also paid their heartfelt condolences. 


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