Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday, her son Gurdev Singh said. She was 105 and is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Gurdev said she inhaled her last at around 1 pm. “She sustained a heart attack. She was doing fine but we do not know what suddenly occurred,” Singh told PTI.
Kaur had not been keeping well for the past some months. She was admitted to Ayurvedic hospital in Derabassi in Mohali.
Born on March 1, 1916, Kaur was famous as the “Miracle Mom from Chandigarh”.
Kaur took to running at the ripe age of 93.
She had won her prime medal in 2007 at the Chandigarh Masters Athletics meet, in which she ran “for the hell of it” after seeing Gurdev, eldest of her three children, participate in a race in Patiala.
She shot to fame after winning the 100 metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017 and achieved several world records.
She had also won golds in track and field events at the World Masters Athletic Championship in Poland.