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.
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
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
RIP Dingko Singh. You will always be remembered for the glory you brought our country in the ring.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 10, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family. 🙏🏽#Boxer #AsianGamesGoldMedalist pic.twitter.com/Ot1Ng0J0pU
A boxing legend that inspired so many that continue to follow in his footsteps.. RIP N Dingko Singh 🙏🏽— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 10, 2021
He put hope back in the sport of Boxing by winning a Gold in Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. A true Son of Manipur, India. pic.twitter.com/Aw0Upjj2i9