Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar has paid tribute to former India boxer Dingko Singh, who passed away on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Farhan tweeted, “RIP Dingko Singh. You will always be remembered for bringing our nation to the ring. Deepest condolences to the family.” Farhan posted his condolences as well as a picture of Dingko Singh in his loving memory. Considered one of the best boxers India has ever produced, Dingko Singh won the gold medal at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games. He was 42 when he breathed his last.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed condolences to the family members of Dingko Singh. PM Modi tweeted, “Mr. Dingko Singh was a sports superstar, an outstanding boxer who earned many accolades and also contributed in furthering the popularity of boxing. Saddened by his passing. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,” PM Modi tweeted.
Dingko Singh had tested positive for coronavirus in May 2020, but the former boxer soon recovered. In April last year, Dingko was flown from Imphal to the national capital for his liver cancer treatment.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Farhan will be seen playing the role of a boxer in Rakesh Mehra’s Toofan.
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