Former India boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dingko Singh has passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 42. Dingko was suffering from liver cancer.
Dingko made a name for himself by bagging a gold medal in Bangkok Asian Games in 1998.
Various eminent personalities mourned Dingko’s death on twitter.
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