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Milkha Singh’s condition continues to improve, PGI Chandigarh shares picture of the legendary athlete


PGI Chandigarh on Saturday shared a picture of legendary athlete Milkha Singh and informed that his condition is improving continuously. The 91-year-old was readmitted to the hospital on Thursday with dipping oxygen level.

Milkha Singh was admitted to hospital with dipping oxygen level (Twitter Image)



  • PGI Chandigarh has said that Milkha Singh’s health condition is improving
  • The hospital has shared pictures of the the legendary athlete as well
  • Milkha Singh is battling Covid-19 and was first admitted in hospital in May

Sharing pictures of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who is battling Covid-19, Chandigarh PGIMER has said that condition of the 91-year-old continues to improve.

Milkha Singh, the four-time Asian Games gold medallist and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, was readmitted on Thursday with dipping oxygen level. Earlier, on the request of his family, he was discharged from a Mohali hospital.


Courtesy- PGI Chandigarh

Milkha Singh is under observation but is stable at the moment, the hospital had earlier said.

“Milkha Singh has been admitted in ICU in Covid Hospital of PGIMER at 3.35 pm.today due to dipping levels of oxygen.He has been kept under observation and is stable now,” Prof Ashok Kumar, Official Spokesperson of PGIMER had said in a statement.


Milkha Singh was in stable condition when he was discharged from the Mohali hospital last month. He was in isolation and on oxygen support at his home after being discharged. Meanwhile, his wife, Nirmal Milkha Singh has been receiving treatment in the ICU for Covid-19 due to fluctuating oxygen levels.

Notably, Milkha Singh’s son and ace golfer, Jeev Milkha Singh, flew down to Chandigarh from Dubai last week. His daughter, Mona Milkha Singh, who is a doctor in the United States, also flew to India to support the legendary athlete. It has vee learnt that Milkha and his wife are being treated for Covid pneumonia.

Milkha is suspected to have contracted the infection from the house helps who had tested positive for the virus. His wife had earlier tested negative for the virus when the others in his family contracted the virus.


On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to the sprint legend and inquired about his health. PM Modi wished Milkha Singh a speedy recovery and hoped he will be back soon to bless and inspire the athletes who are participating in the Tokyo Olympics.

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