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- India Boxer Dingko Singh Passes Away; Kiren Rijiju, Vijender Singh Pays Tribute
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Dinko was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013. At the same time, in 1998, he was also honored with the Arjuna Award. Apart from the Asian Games, he also won the 1997 King’s Cup in Bangkok.
Former India boxer and Asian Games gold medalist Dinko Singh passed away on Thursday. He was 42 years old and had been ill for a long time. Dinko had liver cancer since 2017. He is considered one of the best boxers of India. A film on him may be released in 2022. Actor Shahid Kapoor will be seen in the lead role in this.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and boxer Vijender Singh have paid tribute to him. Expressing condolence, Prime Minister Modi said – Dinko was a sporting superstar and a wonderful boxer. He received many awards and even further he helped in shaping the future of many boxers. I am saddened by his death. om Shanti.
“Dingko changed Indian boxing”
Dingko was a gold medalist at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. Expressing grief, Sports Minister Rijiju said- I am very sad to hear this news. He was one of the best boxers of India. His medal winning in the 1998 Asian Games brought a change in Indian boxing. Because of this, boxing became very popular in India. May his family find courage in this hour of grief.
“Dingko’s Struggle Will Be an Inspiration for Generations”
At the same time, India’s professional boxing superstar Vijender Singh said that Dinko’s journey and struggle will be an inspiration for many generations to come. He said- I mourn this loss. I pray that the bereaved family get strength to overcome this sad time. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has also condoled Dinko’s death.
Awarded Padma Shri in 2013 and Arjuna Award in 1998
Biren Singh wrote- I am saddened to hear the news of Dinko’s demise. Dinko, who won the Padma Shri, was one of the finest boxers of India. At the same time, boxer Vikas Krishna wrote that we have lost a legend. Dinko was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013. At the same time, in 1998, he was also honored with the Arjuna Award. Apart from the Asian Games, he also won the 1997 King’s Cup in Bangkok.
Marikom wrote that Dinko was a rockstar and a legend. I remember standing in line to watch his match in Manipur. He has been my inspiration, my hero. This is an irreparable loss. They left quite quickly. Life is quite unpredictable.
Film on Dinko’s life may release in 2022
Apart from this, Dingko has also represented India in the 2000 Summer Olympics. Apart from boxing, he was also serving in the Indian Navy. He has also been a boxing coach. A film on his life is also going to be released in 2022. The shooting of the film has started. Its director is Raja Krishna Menon and Shahid Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Dinko Singh.