CHANDIGARH, PUNJAB: Track legend Milkha Singh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago, was admitted to the ICU of COVID Hospital, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on Thursday.
Professor Ashok Kumar, spokesperson of PGIMER, Chandigarh, said, “He was admitted to the ICU due to a drop in the oxygen level. He has been kept under observation and his condition is stable now.”
Milkha Singh was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mohali on May 24 as a precaution. He had tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago and was in isolation at his home in Chandigarh.
His son Jeev also thanked everyone for the well wishes and said that his father is being well taken care of.
Milkha Singh is also known as Flying Sikh. He is still the only Indian athlete to win gold in 400 meters at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.
He also won gold medals in the 1958 and 1962 Asian Games. He represented India at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for his sporting achievements.