Asian Video games gold-medallist in boxing, Dingko Singh, handed away on Thursday in Imphal after shedding his battle with liver most cancers. The sports activities fraternity in addition to Bollywood celebrities paid tribute to the late hero by means of social media posts and provided their condolences to the household. Actor Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter on Friday and mentioned that Singh was one of many most interesting boxers.
Shahid Kapoor tweeted, “Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of many most interesting boxers, an award successful sports activities one that’s introduced glory to our nation a number of instances. He’ll at all times stay a supply of inspiration for the younger generations. My honest condolences to his expensive ones. Might his soul relaxation in peace.”
Earlier within the day, actor-filmmaker Farhan akhtar had additionally paid tributes to boxer Dingko Singh. “RIP Dingko Singh. You’ll at all times be remembered for the glory you introduced our nation within the ring. Deepest condolences to the household,” Farhan tweeted. Alongside together with his condolences, Farhan additionally posted an image of Dingko Singh in his loving reminiscence.
Farhan Akhtar will quickly be seen enjoying the position of a boxer in his upcoming movie Toofan.
The Manipur boxer had gained gold in bantamweight on the 1998 Bangkok Asian Video games. Final 12 months, he had examined optimistic for coronavirus. Although he recovered from Covid-19, he needed to endure radiation remedy for liver remedy in January 2020. He even needed to promote his home for his remedy.
An Arjuna awardee in 1998, he had been preventing liver most cancers since 2018. He was additionally honoured with Padma Shri in 2013.
On a associated word, there have been rumours that Shahid Kapoor will probably be getting into the footwear of the late boxer for his biopic. Nonetheless, nothing was introduced. Shahid had expressed his want to play Dingko Singh within the movie to be directed by Raja Krishna Menon. Shahid had mentioned, “I’ve the rights for Dingko Singh. It is a movie I actually need to make, and I will make it.”
“There’s nothing that I’ve dedicated to. Every little thing is in levels of dialog and discussions. There will be an official announcement quickly on what I am doing subsequent.”
Reacting to Dingko Singh’s demise, director Raja Krishna Menon mentioned, “It’s unlucky and horrible. This has come as a shock. I knew he was in poor health and struggling however I didn’t understand it was this dangerous. He was an exquisite human being and a non secular particular person. It’s unlucky that we couldn’t make the movie earlier than he may have seen it.”
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