Asian Video games gold-winning boxer Dingko Singh dies after lengthy battle with most cancers

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Asian Video games gold medal-winning former boxer Dingko Singh died on Thursday after a protracted battle with liver most cancers.

He was 42 and had been combating the illness since 2017.

“I’m deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of many most interesting 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 tweeted.

The Manipur-based former boxer endured a protracted battle with most cancers and even fought COVID-19 final yr.

“My sincerest condolences on this loss Could 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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