He was 42 and had been combating the illness since 2017.
“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,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted.
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— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1623292719000
The Manipur-based former boxer endured an extended battle with most cancers and even fought COVID-19 final yr.
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— Viren Rasquinha (@virenrasquinha) 1623294356000
“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,” tweeted India’s first Olympic-medallist in boxing Vijender Singh.
My sincerest condolences on this loss May his life’s journey & wrestle perpetually stay a supply inspiration for the… https://t.co/qaNNcTcpgY
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) 1623293803000
Dingko received the Asian 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.