I Went Into Depression For Being Unable to Resume my Treatment: Dingko Singh

The 41-year-old was due to undergo radiation therapy a fortnight back but could not come to Delhi because of the lockdown.

Updated: April 29, 2020 12:42 AM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Aditya Chauhan

Dingko Singh death, Dingko Singh boxer, Dingko Singh wiki, Dingko Singh movie, Dingko Singh news, Dingko Singh cancer treatment, Dingko Singh shahid kapoor, Dingko Singh biopic, Dingko Singh liver treatment, Dingko Singh BFI president Ajay Singh, Latest Sports News
File image of Dingko Singh©PTI

Asian Games gold-medal-winning boxer Dingko Singh has revealed that he went into depression as he was unable to travel to the national capital for his cancer treatment due to the nationwide lockdown. Dingko Singh was on Saturday airlifted from Imphal to the national capital for his liver cancer treatment.

Also Read:

“If the ambulance wouldn’t have been arranged, it could have been a big problem for me. Even though I wanted to come to Delhi, I couldn’t come because of the lockdown,” Dingko said in a video message released by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI).

“During the critical time when doctors had told me to come, I could not manage to come from time to time, and so I went into depression.”

Dingko’s transfer to Delhi by a Spicejet air ambulance was personally facilitated by BFI president Ajay Singh after he missed a scheduled radiation therapy session due to the ongoing national lockdown.

The 41-year-old was due to undergo radiation therapy a fortnight back but could not come to Delhi because of the lockdown.

“The way BFI and our president Ajay Singh managed to arrange the air ambulance understanding my problem…I mean, I felt better in Manipur itself when I came to know about it and now after reaching here, I am feeling much better,” Dingko said.

Accompanied by his wife Ngangom Babai Devi, Dingko, was taken straight to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), where he is currently undergoing his treatment.

Dingko, an Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee, is battling a relapse of liver cancer. The Manipuri was a flamboyant bantamweight boxer and won the Asian Games gold in the 1998 edition in Bangkok.

Dingko thanked the BFI and said he now has a renewed sense of optimism about his recovery.

“Now my treatment has started and my doctors and sisters are keeping a check on me and taking care of my requirements from time to time. Sometimes I am called for tests or something else and I don’t realize how time goes now and I feel the strength to live again,” he said.

“I want to thank BFI, its president and all the members for the help.”

(With Agency Inputs)

For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Read more on Latest Sports News on India.com.

Published Date: April 28, 2020 11:53 PM IST

Updated Date: April 29, 2020 12:42 AM IST