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Milkha Singh ‘stable’, don’t create rumors about him: Rijiju

New Delhi: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday quashed the rumours about the legendary former sprinter Milkha Singh’s health, saying that his condition is currently stable.

Singh is battling COVID-19 and is admitted to PGIMER Hospital in Chandigarh.

Taking to Twitter, Rijiju wrote, “Please don’t run false news and create rumours about the legendary athlete and pride of India Milkha Singh Ji. He is stable and let’s pray for his fast recovery.”

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

Earlier in the day, Chandigarh PGIMER shared the pictures of the legendary athlete and said that the condition of the 91-year-old continues to improve.

Singh, the four-time Asian Games gold medallist, and 1958 Commonwealth Games champion, was brought to the hospital on Thursday with dipping levels of oxygen.

He was earlier discharged from Fortis hospital in Mohali, where he received treatment for COVID Pneumonia, on Sunday last at the request of his family. He, however, continued to be on oxygen support at home

On Friday, PM Narendra Modi also spoke to the legend and inquired about his health.

PM wished Singh a speedy recovery and hoped he will be back soon to bless and inspire the athletes who will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics.

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