Former Indian boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh passes absent aged 42
GUWAHATI: Former Indian bantamweight boxer who won a gold medal in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games, kicked the bucket on Thursday after battling with prolonged illness. He was once 42 and battling liver cancer and jaundice for which he was once receiving remedy since the year 2017.
In 2020, he tested positive for Covid-19 which was once an addition to his already deteriorating health. Nevertheless, he retrieved strongly by combating it.
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tweeted, “I’m shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Shri N Dingko Singh earlier in the morning today. A Padma Shri awardee, Dingko Singh was once one of the outstanding boxers Manipur has ever produced. My honest condolences to the bereaved circle of relatives. May his soul rest in peace.”
Dingko was once conferred with the Arjuna award in 1998 and was once handed the Padma Shri (2013), the nation’s fourth highest civilian award.
Boxer Vijender Singh took to social media to pay tribute to Dingko Singh and tweeted,” My sincerest condolences on this loss May his life’s journey & struggle eternally remain a source inspiration for the upcoming generations. I pray that the bereaved circle of relatives finds the strength to conquer this period of grief & mourning #dinkosingh.”
Boxer Ngangom Dingko Singh was once one of a type who even inspired six-time world champion MC Mary Kom and several other boxers. He worked with the Indian Navy and also was once employed as a coach before he succumbed to naughty health.
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