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Actor Shahid Kapoor has tweeted his condolence message at the death of boxer Dingko Singh. Dingko died on Thursday just after a lengthy battle with liver cancer at the age of 42. Taking to Twitter, Shahid Kapoor wrote, “Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers, an award-winning sportsperson 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(sic).”
Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers, an award winning sports individual who’s brought glory to our nation various occasions. He will normally stay a supply 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 couple of years back Shahid also told the media that he had the rights to make a film on Dingko Singh. However, the project never ever materialized. “I have the rights for Dingko Singh. It’s a film I really want to make, and I’ll make it. But I don’t know what I’m doing next,” the actor had mentioned.
Director Raja Krishna Menon, who was set to direct the biopic, was also saddened by the reality that a film could not be made on his life although he was nonetheless alive. “It is unfortunate and terrible. This has come as a shock. I knew he was ill and suffering but I didn’t know it was this bad. He was a wonderful human being and a spiritual person. It is unfortunate that we couldn’t make the film before he could have seen it,Menon told PTI. “The film got stuck… we will see what happens,” Menon mentioned, adding, Singh was conscious that the project was on hold. “He wanted the film to be made because he wanted the story to be told to inspire people. He was a pragmatic person. He never called me or asked why it was stuck.”
Randeep Hooda also paid a tribute, by sharing Dingko Singh’s image on Twitter, and he wrote, “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( sic).”
A boxing legend that inspired so a lot of that continue to comply with in his footsteps.. RIP N Dingko Singh 🙏🏽
He place hope back in the sport of Boxing by winning a Gold in Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. A accurate Son of Manipur, India. pic.twitter.com/Aw0Upjj2i9
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) June 10, 2021
Actor-director Farhan Akhtar also tweeted about the late boxer and wrote, “RIP Dingko Singh. You will normally be remembered for the glory you brought our nation in the ring. Deepest condolences to the family. “
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 10, 2021
Singh won the Asian Games gold in 1998 and was bestowed the Arjuna award the identical year. In 2013, he was honored with the Padma Shri for his contribution to the sport. Singh was reportedly diagnosed with liver cancer in 2017. He had also tested positive for Covid-19 last year but had recovered.
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