Indian track and field athlete Milkha Singh’s autobiography The Race of My Life, in the chapter of The jewels in my crown, Milkha said for his wife”Nimmi is a committed spouse and mother. I am actually astonished by how productively she deals with her own and professional sports life without letting both of them hurt”. The book was launched in 2013. On the 13th of June, Milkha’s wife and former captain of the Indian women’s volleyball squad, inhaled her last breath to experiencing Coronavirus and fighting the infection for over more than 2 weeks at Mohali hospital. They have 3 girls Mona Singh, Aleeza Grover, Sonia Sanwalka, and boy Jeev Milkha Singh.
There was a low oxygen saturation level in her blood and for the Coronavirus infection and she was put on HFNC and NIV discontinuously from that point forward. She was steady however her condition had not improved. She was conceded to the Mohali hospital somewhat recently in May month after she had developed a Coronavirus infection. Around then Milkha Singh was additionally admitted to the same hospital. At the point when Milkha Singh’s health was better, on his family’s demand, he was sent home, notwithstanding, ailing his wife remained back for additional medical treatment, but unfortunately she died.
A spokesperson of Milkha Singh’s family states that “We are profoundly disheartened to illuminate you that Mrs. Nirmal Milkha Singh died after a bold fight against Coronavirus at 4 PM today. A spine of the Milkha Family, she was 85 years of age. Unfortunately, the Flying Sikh Milkha Singh Ji couldn’t go to the incineration which was led this evening itself as he is as yet in the Intensive care unit of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh himself.”
Aside from different athletes and authorities like Amarinder Singh and the Sports minister of Punjab Rana Gurmit Singh mourned the tragic death of Milkha Singh’s wife. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh stated that “I am disheartened to find out about the passing of one of the notorious volleyball players who brought a few shrubs for the nation hence making each Punjabi glad. The exceptional administrations delivered by Nirmal Milkha Singh as sports director for a woman in, Punjab, for the advancement of sports would be at any point recalled by everyone”.