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TN CM Pays Rich Tributes To Milkha Singh

One of independent India's biggest sporting icons, Singh, died on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID- 19.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday paid rich tributes to ace sprinter Milkha Singh, who died of COVID-19, hailing him as the one of India's "most stellar athletes."

One of independent India's biggest sporting icons, Singh, died on Friday after a month-long battle with COVID- 19.

"I am deeply saddened to hear about the demise of one of India's most stellar athletes #FlyingSikh Milkha Singh," Stalin said in a tweet.

"May his life and achievements defying all odds inspire scores of young Indians," he added. 

Singh, a Padma Shri awardee who was nicknamed 'The Flying Sikh' for his accomplishments, was 91 and is survived by his golfer son Jeev Milkha Singh and three daughters. 

(PTI)