Asian Games gold-medallist boxer Dingko Singh dies
Asian Games gold medallist boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh passed away after prolonged illness at his residence at Sekta village in Manipur’s Imphal East district on Thursday morning,family sources said. The 42-year-old had fought Covid last year and also liver cancer for many years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Ngangom Dingko Singh’s untimely demise has saddened me. He was a great boxer and an exceptional sportsperson. His life was brief but will remain inspiring to the youth, especially from Manipur, for long. My condolences to his family and fans.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 10, 2021
He was conferred the Arjuna Award in 1998 in recognition of his achievement. He also got the prestigioius Padma Shri Award, the country’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2013.
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