Former boxer Dinko Singh, who won gold medal in Asian Games, has passed away. He was battling a deadly disease like cancer for a long time. He was 42 years old and was fighting the disease since 2017. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has condoled the death of Dingko Singh. Dingko won the gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games played in Bangkok.
I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of the finest boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked the Boxing chain reaction in India. I extend my sincere condolences to the bereaved family. RIP Dinko🙏 pic.twitter.com/MCcuMbZOHM
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 10, 2021
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri Dinko Singh. He was one of the best boxers of India. Dinko’s gold medal won at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked a boxing revolution in India. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.’ Apart from being suffering from cancer, this boxer from Manipur was also infected with Kovid-19 last year.
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India’s first Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh tweeted, ‘My heartfelt condolences on this loss. His life and struggle will always be a source of inspiration for future generations. I pray to God to give strength to the bereaved family to overcome this time of sorrow and grief. Dingko won the gold medal at the Asian Games in 1998 and was awarded the Arjuna Award in the same year. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013 for his contribution to sports.