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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Iconic wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh passes away

MUMBAI 12 July, 2012: Legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh passed away at his Mumbai home early on Thursday. He was 83.

Dara Singh, who was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital last week after a cardiac arrest, was taken back to his home on Wednesday night after his condition failed to improve despite continuous medical effort. Doctors, on Wednesday, had said that chances of Dara Singh's recovery were poor.

Doctors said that Dara Singh had suffered significant brain damage after the cardiac arrest.
He had appeared in films like "Watan Se Door", "Daada", "Rustom-E-Baghdad", "Sher Dil", "Sikandar E Azam", "Raaka", "Mera Naam Joker" and "Dharam Karam". He was last seen in the 2007 release "Jab We Met".

World champion wrestler Dara Singh, who joined the film industry in 1960s, was last seen in 2007 movie 'Jab We Met' alongside Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

‘Mahabali’ Dara Singh was the undisputed champion of champions in the wrestling ring and has won many times including the world championship in 1968.
He took to acting in 1962 and is best remembered for his portrayal of Hanuman in popular TV series ‘Ramayan’.

Dara Singh, who was a Rajya Sabha member from August 2003 to 2009, was best remembered for his iconic role as 'Hanuman' in the epic TV serial 'Ramayan'.

He had also directed films.

Dara Singh was also known for his generous kind nature. Affable to the extreme, he made friends easily and never misused his power even in his heydays.

He was a gentleman. India has a lost a jewel today.

We miss him a lot. May God rest the soul in peace.

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