Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on the demise of former India boxer and Asian Video games gold medalist Dingko Singh and mentioned his contribution aided the recognition of boxing.
Dingko Singh passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness at the age of 42. Thought to be one of many most interesting boxers India has ever produced, Dingko had clinched a gold medal on the 1998 Bangkok Asian Video games.
The Prime Minister known as Dingko an “excellent boxer” who earned a number of laurels throughout his enjoying profession.
“Shri Dingko Singh was a sporting famous person, an excellent boxer who earned a number of laurels and in addition contributed to furthering the recognition of boxing. Saddened by his passing away. Condolences to his household and admirers. Om Shanti,” The Prime Minister tweeted.
The Sports activities Authority of India additionally mourned the demise of the Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee boxer.
“We’re unhappy to listen to in regards to the dying of Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee boxer Dingko Singh. His gold medal on the 1998 Asian Video games is a glittering second in Indian sports activities historical past. We specific our condolences to his household and associates,” SAI media tweeted.
Six-time world champion Mary Kom mentioned Dingko might need left however his legacy will at all times reside amongst us.
“You have been a real hero of our nation. You allow however your legacy will reside amongst us. RIP,” Mary Kom tweeted.
Earlier, Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities, and boxing famous person Vijender Singh mourned the demise of Dingko Singh.
Dingko Singh had examined constructive for coronavirus in Could 2020 however the former boxer recovered quickly. Final 12 months in April, Dingko was airlifted from Imphal to the nationwide capital for his liver most cancers remedy.