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Milkha Singh’s achievements will continue to inspire future generations: LG Sinha

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha on Saturday condoled the demise of legendary athlete Milkha Singh and said his achievements will continue to inspire future generations.

The L-G also expressed his deepest condolences to the sprint legend’s family, his well-wishers and his innumerable fans across the world.

Saddened to hear about the passing away of Shri Milkha Singh Ji, The Flying Sikh. A legendary sprinter who carved a niche for himself with his athletic prowess. A symbol of our nation’s glory, his achievements will continue to inspire the future generations, Sinha said on Twitter.

The 91-year-old died at a hospital in Chandigarh on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID-19, during which he lost his wife and former national volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur to the same ailment.

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah also expressed grief over the athlete’s demise.

A man whose legendary achievements are only dwarfed by his humility & his determination, has left a mark that will forever inspire generations of athletes & sportspersons. #RIPMilkhaSinghji, Abdullah tweeted.

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