Former boxer Dinko Singh, who won a gold medal at the Asian Games, has died. He had been battling a deadly disease like cancer for a long time. He was 42 years old and had been battling the disease since 2017. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has condoled the death of Dingko Singh. Dingko won the gold medal at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.
I am very saddened by the death of Mr. Dingko Singh. One of India’s greatest boxers, the Dinko Gold Medal at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked a boxing chain reaction in India. I offer my sincere condolences to the grieving family. RIP DINKOS pic.twitter.com/MCcuMbZOHM
– Kiren Rijiju (ir Kiren Rijiju) June 10, 2021
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Dinko Singh. He was one of the best boxers in India. This Manipur boxer was infected with Kovid-19 last year.
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Boxer Vijender Singh, India’s first Olympic medalist, said: ‘My heartfelt condolences to this loss. Their lives and struggles will always be a source of inspiration for future generations. I pray to God to empower the grieving family to overcome this time of grief and sorrow. Dingko won the gold medal at the Asian Games in 1998 and received the Arjuna Award the same year. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013 for his contribution to the sport.