The gold medalist in boxing in the Asian Games, Dingko Singh, died on Thursday in Imphal, after losing the fight against liver cancer. The Sports Brotherhood and Bollywood Celebrities paid tribute to the Hero through social media posts and offered their condolences to the family. Actor Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter on Friday and said Singh was one of the best boxers.
Shahid Kapoor wrote this tweet: “Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the best boxers, an athlete who has brought Glory to our nation many times. They will always remain a source of inspiration for the younger generation. My dear sincere condolences May his soul rest in peace.”
In the morning, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar also paid tribute to boxer Dingko Singh. “RIP Dingko Singh. You will always remember the glory you brought to our country in the ring. The deepest condolences to the family,” tweeted Farhan. Along with his condolences, Farhan also posted a photo of Dingko Singh in his fondest memory.
Farhan Akhtar will soon be seen in the film Toofan who is playing the role of a boxer.
Boxer Manipur won gold in weight bantam at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games. Last year, they tested positive for coronavirus. Although he recovered from Covid-19, he had to undergo radiotherapy to treat his liver in January 2020. He also had to sell his house for treatment.
The award-winning Arjuna in 1998 has been battling liver cancer since 2018. Padma Shri was also awarded in 2013.
In a related note, there were rumors that Shahid Kapoor would get into the skin of the former boxer for his biopic. However, nothing was announced. Shahid expressed his desire to play Dingko Singh in the film directed by Ring Krishna Menon. Shahid said, “I have the rights to Dingko Singh. It’s a film I really want to make and I will make it.”
“There is no commitment that I have made. Everything is in the stages of dialogue and discussion. Soon there will be an official announcement of what I am doing next.”
In the face of Dingko Singh’s death, director Raja Krishna Menon said, “It is unfortunate and horrible. This has been horrible. I knew he was sick and suffering, but I didn’t know he was so bad. He was a wonderful man. And a spiritual person. He is unfortunate. that we had made the film before. “