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Jeev Milkha Singh thanks well-wishers for support

A file photo of international golfer Jeev Milkh Singh acting as a pall-bearer to his father Milkha Singh's body before cremation in Chandigarh on June 19, 2021. Photo: Twitter

Chandigarh, June 21 (MNN) International golfer Jeev Milkha Singh on Monday thanked the countless well-wishers who had extended support to the family after the death of his parents, Indian athletics legend Milkha Singh and Nirmal Milkha Singh, within a span of a week.

“I lost my mom and dad. But what has been even more emotional is the thousands of messages we have been getting from people as if they have lost someone of their own. Thank you to all dad’s fans and well-wishers for supporting us at this time,” he tweeted.

Milkha Singh had lost the battle to coronavirus complications here late on June 18. He was 91.

The Flying Sikh was admitted in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research here for treatment on June 3 after he had tested positive for coronavirus in May. The end came around 11.25 pm.

The mortal remains of the sporting great were consigned to flames here on June 19 evening with state honours in the presence of many dignitaries.

On June 13, Milkha Singh’s wife Nirmal too had passed away at a private hospital in SAS Nagar adjoining Chandigarh after battling COVID-19.

The couple is survived by son Jeev and three daughters.

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