Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, on Friday, expressed grief over the demise of legendary Indian boxer Dingko Singh. Social media has been flooded with condolence messages since Dingko Singh died on Thursday after a prolonged illness. Fans, politicians, and celebrities from the sports and the Hindi film fraternity have been extending their heartfelt condolences on the former boxer's demise.
Actor Shahid Kapoor also took to his Twitter handle to post a condolence message. "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," he wrote.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid his condolences to Dingko Singh's family members.
"Shri Dingko Singh was a sporting superstar, an outstanding boxer who earned several laurels and also contributed to furthering the popularity of boxing. Saddened by his passing away. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," PM Modi tweeted. Dingko Singh had tested positive for coronavirus in May 2020 but the former boxer recovered soon. Last year in April, Dingko was airlifted from Imphal to the national capital for his liver cancer treatment.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Shahid will be next seen 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, in order to fulfill his son's wish.
Padma Shri Dingko Singh was one of the finest boxers, an award winning sports person who's brought glory to our nation several times. He will always remain a source of inspiration for the young generations.— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 10, 2021
My sincere condolences to his dear ones. May his soul rest in peace ??