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Asiad gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh passes away at 42

Asiad gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh passes away at 42

NEW DELHI: Former India boxer, Ngangom Dingko Singh, died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. He was 42.

Dingko won a gold medal in the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games in the 54 kg category.

Dingko has been battling ill-health for a number of years, starting with liver cancer, for which he is being treated since 2017. And last year, he had tested positive for COVID-19, but had fought through and recovered.

“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 one of the most outstanding boxers Manipur has ever produced. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace,” Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh tweeted.

Dingko was bestowed with the Arjuna award in 1998 and the Padma Shri in 2013.

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