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Dingko Singh dies: Asian Games gold medalist veteran boxer Dingko Singh is no more, Mary Kom said – you were the hero of the country

Dingko Singh

Dingko Singh dies: Dingko Singh was awarded the Arjuna Award in the year 1998. He was given the Padma Shri Award in the year 2013.


  • Former boxer Dinko Singh passed away on Thursday
  • Dinko Singh won gold in 1988 Bangkok Asian Games
  • Dinko Singh, working in the Navy, was found corona infected last year.

New Delhi
Bangkok Asian Games gold medalist former bantamweight boxer Dinko Singh of India passed away on Thursday. Dinko Singh was ill for a long time. He was undergoing treatment for liver cancer since 2017.

Last year this veteran boxer got infected with the corona virus. However, 41-year-old Dinko Singh was successful in winning the battle with Kovid-19. In the year 2020, Dingko was given radiation therapy at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), Delhi. After that he returned to Imphal.

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Dingko Singh Dies was awarded the Arjuna Award in the year 1998. He was given the Padma Shri Award in the year 2013. Several players including Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju have paid tribute to Dingko Singh on social media.

Remembering Dinko Singh, the veteran female boxer said that you were the true hero of the country. You may have passed away from us but your legacy will always be with us.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri Dinko Singh. He was one of the best boxers of India. Dinko’s gold medal at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games sparked a boxing revolution in India. I express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.’

India’s first Olympic medalist boxer Vijender Singh tweeted, ‘My heartfelt condolences on this loss. His life and struggle will always be a source of inspiration for future generations. I pray to God to give strength to the bereaved family to overcome this time of sorrow and grief.

After retiring from boxing, Dingko Singh, who was working in the Navy, also contributed in coaching. Dinko Singh has been an inspiration to 6R World Champion MC Mary Kom and veteran L Sarita Devi.


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