Asian Games Gold Medalist Dingko Singh was flown today from Imphal to Delhi by SpiceJet’s air ambulance service for a liver cancer treatment.
At a time when no airline is operational due to lockdown, the airline provided the air ambulance service free of charge to the Padma awardee, Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet and President, Boxing Federation of India, said, “I am to happy share that Dingko, our champion boxer, has reached Delhi and has been taken to hospital for further treatment. SpiceJet is honoured to have provided its air ambulance service to our national hero and fly him to Delhi for his treatment and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
The decorated boxer along with his wife, Ngangom Babai Devi flew from Imphal. The decision to fly Dingko to Delhi in an air ambulance was taken by SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh, who is also the President of the Boxing Federation of India. The 41-year-old former boxer reached the capital today in the evening (6:15pm) and was headed to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in an ambulance, straight from the airport.
Boxing Federation of India will be keeping a close watch on the Boxing legend’s treatment and progress.
Dingko Singh won the King’s Cup in Bangkok in 1997 and the Asian Games gold in the 1998 Bangkok Games. He is also a personnel of the Indian Navy.