Milkha Singh's Son Jeev Milkha Singh Calls Him 'Best Friend, Guide And Mentor'; Says He Will Never Forget A 'Military Van Coming To Stop And Soldiers Giving Dad The Salute'

Milkha Singh's son Jeev Milkha Singh penned an emotional note as he called his father his 'best father, guide and mentor'. Read on!

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Milkha Singh's Son Jeev Milkha Singh Calls Him 'Best Friend, Guide And Mentor'; Says He Will Never Forget A 'Military Van Coming To Stop And Soldiers Giving Dad The Salute'
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh's demise left the entire country in shock. Milkha Singh, fondly addressed as the Flying Singh, had been diagnosed with COVID-19 last month and passed away due to COVID-related complications on June 18. For the uninitiated, Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Saini passed away a few days ago on June 13 due to COVID-19. It is a difficult time for the Milkha family.

On Father's Day, Milkha Singh's son Jeev Milkha Singh took to Twitter to pen an emotional message for his father. Jeev wrote that he was more than just a father to him. 'Today is Father's Day - another sad reminder of what I've lost. Dad was much more than my father - he was my best friend, my guide, my mentor. I hope I've the same resilience & inner strength to overcome all odds. I really need it now. And I will need it for the rest of my life,' he tweeted.

He added, 'Somehow, I don't remember much of Dad's funeral procession, but one sight I will never forget. A military van coming to stop and these soldiers getting out and giving dad the salute. The Milkha family has always been grateful of the Indian Army, and I want to thank them again.'

In his next tweet, Jeev thanked everyone for their messages. 'I lost my mom and dad. But what has been even more emotional is the thousands of messages we have been getting from people asking as if they have lost someone of their own. Thank you to all dad's fans and well-wishers for supporting us at this time.' A few days ago, he penned an emotional note for his parents.






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