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Rajyavardhan Rathore sanctions Rs 5 lakh aid for boxer who faced Muhammad Ali

PTI
Published Dec 13, 2017, 9:29 pm IST
Updated Dec 13, 2017, 9:29 pm IST
Former boxer Kaur Singh was reportedly struggling to repay a loan of Rs 2 lakh which he had borrowed to fund his cardiac treatment.
The announcement came after Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh sanctioned Rs 2 lakh from his Chief Minister's relief fund. (Photo: PTI)
 The announcement came after Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh sanctioned Rs 2 lakh from his Chief Minister's relief fund. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 5 lakh to Asian Games gold medallist Kaur Singh to help the former boxer meet his medical expenses.

The announcement came after Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh sanctioned Rs 2 lakh from his Chief Minister's relief fund. "The sports minister has directed that the cheque be delivered to him by an office of Sports Authority of India (SAI) tomorrow," a ministry official told PTI on Wednesday.

 

Singh was reportedly struggling to repay a loan of Rs 2 lakh which he had borrowed from a private financer to fund his treatment for cardiac problems.

Singh is best remembered for taking the ring against the legendary Muhammad Ali in an exhibition bout in New Delhi in 1980. He won a gold in the Asian Games in 1982. He was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 1982 and the Padmashri in 1983.  

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