Legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh has tested positive for COVID-19.
Family sources said his condition is stable, and he has moved into home isolation in Chandigarh.
“I am fine and there is no fever or cough. My doctor told me I will be alright in three-four days. I did jogging just yesterday. I am in high spirits,” said 91-year-old Singh.
The legendary athlete is a five-time Asian Games gold medallist but his greatest performance was the fourth-place finish in the 400m final of the 1960 Olympics.
Milkha Singh was also the first athlete to bag a Commonwealth Games gold for India, achieving the feat during the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
Milkha’s son and ace golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is in Dubai and said he would be returning to the country this week itself.
“I will be flying back home on Saturday,” said Jeev.