Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh on Sunday held a prayer meet for his mother and father, dash legend Milkha Singh and Nirmal Kaur, forward of their demise anniversary subsequent month.
Jeev, whereas paying tribute to his father Milkha Singh and mom Nirmal Kaur, each of whom died of COVID-19 problems in June final 12 months, turned emotional.
“All people feels in regards to the mother and father in the identical means like we do. We nonetheless really feel the void and may’t consider that they aren’t there with us anymore,” he mentioned.
He recalled having requested his father as soon as why he was so agency and mom Nirmal so light, to which the legendary athlete had replied, “Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan” (moms are calm and funky) whereas fathers should be agency.
“I wish to share an expertise with you which of them I’ve realised now, with age and expertise. We had been blessed to be born in a home the place we got the best steerage, values and taught to be humble.”
Milkha’s spouse and former nationwide volleyball captain Nirmal Kaur had died simply 5 days earlier than the legendary sprinter’s demise.
About his mother and father’ pals and well-wishers, Jeev mentioned, “You made them smile on the golf course, performed playing cards with them, cracked a joke. We cherish that and we admire what all people did for them.”
After his father died final 12 months, Jeev had then mentioned he would wish a lifetime of resilience to cope with the lack of his greatest buddy, information, and mentor.
Jeev had then described his mom’s demise because the “lack of household’s spine”.