Kiren Rijiju: Former Asian Games gold medalist boxer Dingko Singh has passed away; Kiren Rijiju and Vijender Singh pay tribute

Former Asian Games gold medalist boxer Dingko Singh died Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 42 years old and had been battling the disease since 2017.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing 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.

The former Manipur-based boxer endured a long battle with cancer and even battled COVID-19 last year.

“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 boxing medalist Vijender Singh.

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, started training after hanging up his gloves.

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