Boxing-Former Asian Games gold medalist boxer Dingko Singh died Thursday, June 10 after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 42 years old and had been battling the disease since 2017.
Last year, he tested positive for COVID-19. Although he recovered from COVID-19, he had to undergo radiation therapy for liver treatment in January 2020. He even had to sell his house for his treatment.
“I am deeply saddened by the disappearance of Shri Dingko Singh. One of the best boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1998 sparked boxing’s chain reaction in India. I offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved family. RIP Dinko, ”Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.
“My deepest condolences on this loss, may the journey and struggle of her life remain an inspiration for generations to come. I pray that the bereaved family will find the strength to overcome this time of mourning and mourning #dinkosingh, “tweeted India’s first Olympic medalist. in boxing Vijender Singh.
Boxing-Following the news of his disappearance, everyone sent their condolences for the legend of Manipuri. Mary Kom called Dingko a “true hero” and said her legacy would live on. “You were a true hero of our nation. You are leaving but your heritage will live among us. RIP, ”Mary Kom tweeted.
Dingko won gold at the Asian Games in 1998 and received the Arjuna Prize the same year. In 2013 he was honored with the Padma Shri for his contribution to sport. Dingko, who worked for the Navy, began training after hanging up his gloves.