Bollywood News & Gossip | Dingko Singh, an Asian Games gold medallist in boxing, died in Imphal Sunday after a battle with liver cancer. The death of the 42-year-old athlete shocked the sporting community and the millions of individuals who looked up to him as an inspiration.
Boxing champion Dingko Singh passes away after battling liver cancer; Shahid Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and other celebs express grief
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Celebs Pay Tribute To The Athlete Dingko Singh
Shahid Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, and Farhan Akhtar, among others, expressed their sorrow and paid respect to the fighter. Here’s a sampling of their tweets…
“Padma Shri Dingko Singh was a boxing icon who inspired many who continue to follow in his footsteps,” Randeep stated in a brief description of the athlete in his Instagram story. He went on to say that the award-winning athlete gave boxing a new lease of life by earning a gold medal at the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. He signed off by stating that he was a real Manipur son. Hooda included a photo of a young Dingko Singh posing with a medal in the tale.
Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers, an award winning sports person who's brought glory to our nation several times. He will always remain a source of inspiration for the young generations.
My sincere condolences to his dear ones. May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏼
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 10, 2021
A boxing legend that inspired so many that continue to follow in his footsteps.. RIP N Dingko Singh 🙏🏽
He put hope back in the sport of Boxing by winning a Gold in Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. A true Son of Manipur, India. pic.twitter.com/Aw0Upjj2i9
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 10, 2021
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 10, 2021
In 2019, Shahid Kapoor said that he has the right to make a film about Dingko Singh’s life “Dingko Singh’s rights are mine. It’s a film I’ve always wanted to create, and I’m going to do it. But I’m not sure what I’ll do next.”
“It is horrible and terrible. This has surprised me. I knew he was sick and in pain, but I had no idea how awful it was. He was a lovely human being who was also spiritual. We were unable to complete the film before he could view it, which is unfortunate,” Raja Krishna Menon, who was slated to direct the biography, told PTI.