Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh is stable after testing positive for Covid-19 yesterday. He is currently into home isolation in Chandigarh. Singh’s wife, Nirmal Kaur told India today that one of their maids tested positive a few days earlier and Milkha started developing symptoms recently. He had a high fever but didn’t lose his smell or taste.
“One of our house help tested positive a few days ago. So we went to get ourselves tested. He had a high fever last evening, but he has not lost his taste or smell,” Milkha Singh’s wife told IndiaToday.In.
“I am completely fit and fine, surprised to have tested positive after returning from jogging on Wednesday. I am completely fine,” Milkha Singh said.
Milkha Singh and his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh donated 2 lakh to India’s battle against Coronavirus last year.
Milkha Singh popularly known as ‘flying Sikh’ has run many memorable races in his career. He, however, failed to bag an Olympic medal. He is remembered for his heroics in the 400-metre race in the 1960 Rome Olympics, where he became the first Indian male sprinter to reach the final of an Olympic event. Milkha started the race as favourite and missed the gold medal by 0.1 seconds as he finished fourth.
Milkha Singh was also the first athlete to bag a gold for India in the Commonwealth Games. He achieved the feat during the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.