Kiren Rijiju: Asian Games gold-winning former boxer Dingko Singh passes away; Kiren Rijiju, Vijender Singh pay tribute

Asian Games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh died on Thursday after an extended battle with liver most cancers. He was 42 and had been combating the illness since 2017.

“I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of the best boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked the Boxing chain response in India. I lengthen my honest condolences to the bereaved household. RIP Dinko,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.

The Manipur-based former boxer endured an extended battle with most cancers and even fought COVID-19 final yr.

“My sincerest condolences on this loss May his life’s journey & battle without end stay a supply inspiration for the upcoming generations. I pray that the bereaved household finds the power to beat this era of grief & mourning #dinkosingh,” tweeted India’s first Olympic-medallist in boxing Vijender Singh.

Dingko received the Asian Games gold in 1998 and was bestowed the Arjuna award the identical yr. In 2013, he was honoured with the Padma Shri for his contribution to the game.

Dingko, who was employed with Navy, had taken to teaching after hanging up his gloves.


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