Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed grief over demise of Centenarian sprinter and sportsperson Man Kaur. Expressing his condolence to aggrieved family members, Mr. Naidu said, Man Kaur’s contribution in the area of sports is remarkable. The Vice President said, her fitness and achievements in the old age will always inspire generations of young players.
Expressing deep anguish over the demise of Man Kaur, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur said, she was an inspiration for many. The Minister said, she defied age and took to athletics at age of 93 winning multiple medals in the Masters Athletics Championship.
The Centenarian sprinter passed away today at the age of 105 in Mohali. Man Kaur was declared the face of Fit India Movement by the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry. She had started her career at the age of 93 years. Man Kaur came to limelight when she won 100- metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017. She had also won gold medals in track and field events at the World Masters Athletic Championship in Poland.