World record-breaking female athlete Mann Kaur, 105, who was battling cancer, died today. He was undergoing treatment at the Ayurvedic Panchkarma Hospital in Derabassi. He was admitted here on July 8, where he breathed his last on Saturday, the 24th day, around 1 pm. After his death, there is a gloomy atmosphere in the sports world, political and social service organizations.
Man Kaur, India's oldest athlete and popularly known as Miracle of Chandigarh, was admitted to Shuddhi Ayurveda Panchakarma Hospital in Devinagar under Derabassi Nagar Council. Man Kaur was brought here after receiving answers from other hospitals including Rajindra Hospital Patiala and PGI Chandigarh after her gall bladder was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer had now reached the liver. He was undergoing ayurvedic treatment in the hospital.
His 82-year-old athlete son Gurdev Singh told that the last rites of Mata Man Kaur ji will be performed in Chandigarh.
It is worth mentioning that Maan Kaur has won a total of 35 national and international medals so far. Apart from this, in the age group of 95 years and 100 years, he has made world records in 100 meters and 200 meters, javelin throw and shot put.
Derabassi 001: International athlete Mann Kaur with daughter and son at Devinagar hospital in Derabassi, a few days back.