NEW DELHI (AP) — Milkha Singh, one of India's first sport superstars and ace sprinter who overcame a childhood tragedy to become the country's most celebrated athlete, has died. He was 91.
Singh's family said he died late Friday of complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in the northern city of Chandigarh.
Singh had first tested positive for the coronavirus on May 20. His wife Nirmal Kaur, a former volleyball captain, had died of the virus just days earlier. She was 85.
"He fought hard but God has his ways," Singh's family said in a statement.