Dingko Singh, Asian Video games gold-winning boxer, dies after lengthy battle with most cancers


Former Asian Video games gold medalist boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh handed away early Thursday morning at his Sekta Mayai Leikai residence, in Imphal East district, after battling a protracted sickness. He was 47.

Dingko had a protracted battle with liver most cancers for which he acquired therapy in 2017. He additionally examined constructive for Covid-19 final 12 months however had recovered.

As quickly because the information of Dingko’s demise broke, condolence messages poured in from all corners together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who referred to as the late boxer a “sporting famous person”.

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“Shri Dingko Singh was a sporting famous person, an excellent boxer who earned a number of laurels and in addition contributed to furthering the recognition of boxing. Saddened by his passing away. Condolences to his household and admirers. Om Shanti”, the prime minister tweeted.

Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh additionally took to Twitter to say that Dingko was some of the excellent boxers Manipur has ever produced. “I’m shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Shri N Dingko Singh earlier within the morning at this time. A Padma Shri awardee, Dingko Singh was some of the excellent boxers Manipur has ever produced. My honest condolences to the bereaved household. Might his soul relaxation in peace,” he tweeted.

L. Ibomcha Singh, Dingko’s former coach, stated, “Life has by no means been simple for the late boxer after he was recognized with most cancers. The sickness has taken a heavy toll on his well being progressively.”

“It’s a nice loss not just for Manipur however for the nation. Dingko reignited the boxing spirit within the nation by successful a gold medal for the nation within the Asian Video games after a niche of 16 years,” Ibomcha added.

Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju additionally supplied condolences on his demise together with the nationwide federation and a bunch of Indian boxers, a few of whom have solely heard tales of Dingko’s dazzling persona.

“I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of many best boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Video games sparked the Boxing chain response in India,” Rijiju tweeted.

Dingko gained the gold medal in 1998 on the thirteenth Asian Video games, Bangkok ending India’s 16 years medal drought within the Asian Video games. He was additionally Manipur’s first Asian Video games gold medalist.

Dingko began his boxing profession below L. Ibomcha Singh in 1990 on the SAI, Khuman Lampak Sports activities Advanced, Imphal. The gifted boxer’s large break got here in 1991 after he gained the Sub Juniors Nationwide Boxing Championship in Haryana’s Ambala and went on to realize many milestones. In 1995, he joined the Indian Navy.

For his excellent contribution, the Manipuri pugilist was bestowed the Arjuna award in 1998 and conferred with Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2013.

Coaches and workers of SAI, Imphal organised a floral tribute in honour of the late boxer on the Khuman Lampak sports activities advanced, Imphal.

Listed here are some condolence messages from different sports activities personalities: