Punjab CM sanctions Rs 2 lakh for Kaur Singh

The legendary boxer was reportedly struggling to repay the amount he had borrowed from a private financer to fund his treatment for cardiac problems.

Singh is best remembered for taking the ring against boxing legend Muhammad Ali in an exhibition bout in New Delhi in 1980.   -  THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has sanctioned Rs 2 lakh from the CM relief fund to help former Asian Games gold-medallist boxer Kaur Singh repay the loan he had taken to meet his medical expenses.

While releasing the amount, Amarinder said that he learnt about the legendary boxer’s financial plight from media reports.

Singh was reportedly struggling to repay the amount he had borrowed from a private financer to fund his treatment for cardiac problems.

Singh is best remembered for taking the ring against boxing legend Muhammad Ali in an exhibition bout in New Delhi in 1980. He won a gold in the Asian Games in 1982, got the Arjuna Award in 1982 and the Padmashri in 1983.