Terrible news has come out for the sports world. Veteran boxer Dingko Singh has passed away. Dingko Singh breathed his last on Thursday morning. Dingko Singh was battling liver cancer and was undergoing treatment since 2017. Dingko Singh won the gold medal in the Asian Games in 1998. Dingko Singh was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1998 and Padma Shri in 2013.
Dingko Singh Dies, Battling Cancer
Dingko Singh, 42, was hit by the coronavirus last year. However, Boxer Dingko Singh, who hails from Manipur, returned home last year after beating the coronavirus. Seeing Dingko Singh, veteran players like Mary Kom decided to try their hand at boxing.
Last year, Dinku Singh was also shifted from Manipur to Delhi after his health deteriorated. But given the health of Dingko Singh, it was decided not to do therapy. So Dingko Singh was sent back to Manipur from Delhi without any treatment.
Union Sports Minister expressed grief.
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has expressed grief over the death of Dingko Singh. Rijiju wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Dingko Singh. Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers of India. Dingko Singh will always remain a source of inspiration for boxers.
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
Vijender Singh, who won India’s flag in the Olympics, is also saddened by the death of Dinko Singh. Vijender Singh wrote, “Saddened by the demise of Dinko Singh. We all are with Dinko Singh’s family in this challenging situation. Dinko Singh will work to inspire the generations to come.
My sincerest condolences on this loss May his life’s journey & struggle forever remain a source inspiration for the upcoming generations. I pray that the bereaved family finds the strength to overcome this period of grief & mourning 🙏🏽 #dinkosingh
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) June 10, 2021
Let us tell you that in the year 1997, Dinko Singh started his boxing career. Dinko Singh got a big success when he managed to win the gold medal in the 54 kg category in the 1998 Asian Games.