Former boxer Dingko Singh dies; Mary Kom and boxing fraternity in mourning

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File photograph of Dingko Singh (in blue) throughout 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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 preventing the illness since 2017.

Tokyo Olympic-bound Mary Kom mourned the dying on social media, calling Dingko her hero.

“You have been a real hero of our nation. You permit however your legacy will stay amongst us. RIP,” wrote Mary on Twitter.

“I am deeply saddened by the demise of Shri Dingko Singh. One of many best boxers India has ever produced, Dinko’s gold medal at 1998 Bangkok Asian Video games sparked the Boxing chain response in India. I prolong 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 12 months.

“My sincerest condolences on this loss Could his life’s journey & battle without end stay a supply inspiration for the upcoming generations. I pray that the bereaved household finds the power 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 12 months. 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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