New Delhi: Former Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, widely regarded as Flying Sikh, passed away last night ( June 18) at 11:30 pm. Many Bollywood celebs took to social media to pay their last respects to the Flying Sikh. Taapsee Pannu, Ranveer Singh, Sunny Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, and many more remembered the legendary Indian athlete.
Taapsee Pannu seems to have been numb by the sad news of the demise of India's 'Flying Singh' as she wrote, "And he flew away," with a broken heart emoticon.
Sharing photos of Milkha Singh, Riteish Deshmukh wrote, "Shri #MilkhaSingh Ji‘s name was and will forever be synonymous with speed. He inspired generations to run & never give up. Extremely saddened to know about his demise. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. #LongLiveFlyingSikh (sic)."
Anil Kapoor and the entire cast of Dil Dhadakne Do got an opportunity to meet Milkha Singh in 2015. Anil shared throwback pictures with the Flying Sikh and paid his last respects. He wrote, "Milkha Singh ji welcomed us into his home and his lovely wife fed us the most unforgettable aloo parathas I've ever had... He truly was an incredible sportsman, phenomenal host and above all an amazing human being... will be truly & deeply missed (sic)."
Sharing a photo of Milkha Singh. Sunny Deol, wrote, "The nation will remember you & seek inspiration from your life forever. Flag of India #MilkhaSingh #RIPMilkhaSingh (sic)."
Anubhav Sinha took to Twitter to remember Milkha Singh. He wrote, "He believed he could fly and boy he did. Go well sir. Try and come again to inspire the next generations. #MilkhaSingh (sic)."
Ranveer Singh took to Instagram stories and shared the picture of a legendary sprinter.
Megastar Shah Rukh Khan too paid an emotional tribute to Singh on Twitter and wrote, "The Flying Sikh may no longer be with us in person but his presence will always be felt and his legacy will remain unmatched... An inspiration to me... an inspiration to millions. Rest in Peace Milkha Singh sir."
Raveena Tandon also paid tribute to Milkha Singh. She wrote, "Had the honour of meeting you Sir, you will always have a special place in all our Hindustani hearts ! Whenever we need to be inspired, “bhaag milkhe bhaag,” will resound in our ears ! Om Shanti.'