18 Facts About Dingko Singh


Master Chief Petty Officer Ngangom Dingko Singh was an Indian boxer who won the gold medal at 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.


Dingko Singh was from the North-eastern Indian state of Manipur.


Dingko Singh was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2013.


Ngangom Dingko Singh, usually known as 'Dingko Singh' was an Indian boxer.


Dingko Singh is considered to have been one of the most outstanding boxers India ever produced.


Dingko Singh won the King's cup in Bangkok in 1997 and won the Asian Games gold in the 1998 Bangkok Games.


Dingko Singh was a service personnel of the Indian Navy.


Dingko Singh is well known for having grabbed a gold medal in the boxing event at the Bangkok Asian Games in Thailand in 1998.


Dingko Singh was born on 1 January 1979 in a remote village called Sekta in the Imphal East District, Manipur to a very poor family.


Dingko Singh made his debut into the arena of international boxing in 1997, and won the King's cup 1997 held at Bangkok, Thailand.


Apart from winning the tournament, Dingko Singh was declared the best boxer of the meet.


Dingko Singh represented India at the 1998 Asian Games and at the 2000 Summer Olympics.


Dingko Singh was selected for the Indian boxing squad which participated at the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998.


For unknown reasons he was dropped from the team at the last minute and dejected Dingko Singh went on a drinking spree, collapsing after a long session of drinks.


One of the most glorious moments in the boxing event of the Bangkok Asian Games of 1998 arrived when Dingko Singh fought the well known boxer from Uzbekistan, Timur Tulyakov in the final match.


Dingko Singh died, on Thursday 10 June 2021, after a long battle with liver cancer as well as post COVID-19 complications.


Dingko Singh did not go professional like other boxers as he was a service personnel of the Indian Navy.


Dingko Singh was a boxing coach and a very respected figure in the Indian Navy.