Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor on Friday expressed grief over the death of legendary Indian boxer Dingko Singh. Social media has been flooded with condolence messages since Dingko Singh passed away on Thursday after a long illness. Fans, politicians and celebrities from the sports and Hindi film fraternity express their heartfelt condolences on the death of the former boxer. Kapoor takes his Twitter handle to post a condolence. “Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the best boxers, an award-winning sportsman who has given honor to our country several times. He will always remain a source of inspiration for the younger generations. My sincere condolences to his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace, ”he wrote. Dingko Singh is considered one of the best boxers India has ever produced during the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. He was 42. On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences to the relatives of Dingko Singh.
‘Shri Dingko Singh was a sports star, an excellent boxer who earned several accolades and also helped to promote the popularity of boxing. Sad about his passing. Condolences to his family and admirers. About Shanti, ”Modi tweeted. Dingko Singh tested positive for coronavirus in May 2020, but the former boxer soon recovered. Last April, Dingko was transported from Imphal to the national capital for his treatment of liver cancer. Meanwhile, Kapoor will be seen on the work front next time in ‘Jersey’, which is a Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu hit of the same name. The story is about a talented but failed cricketer named Arjun, who decides to make a comeback in his late thirties and play for India to fulfill his son’s wish.