Dingko Singh, Asian Video games Gold Medallist Boxer, Dies Aged 42

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Asian Video 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. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay tribute to Dingko Singh. “Shri Dingko Singh was a sporting celebrity, 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,” PM Modi tweeted.

“I am 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. I lengthen my honest condolences to the bereaved household. RIP Dinko,” Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju wrote in his tweet.

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 Might his life’s journey & wrestle perpetually stay a supply inspiration for the upcoming generations. I pray that the bereaved household finds the energy to beat this era of grief & mourning #dinkosingh,” tweeted India’s first Olympic-medallist in boxing Vijender Singh.

Dingko received the Asian Video 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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