Wrestler-actor Dara Singh dead

Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh died at his home here Thursday morning following a brief illness, doctors treating him said. He was 84.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 9:02:00 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Wrestler and actor Dara Singh dead - Dara Singh picture - Dara Singh death - Dara Singh recent pictureFormer wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh Randhawa died at his home here Thursday morning following a brief illness, doctors treating him said. He was 84.

"Dara Singh passed away peacefully at 7.30 a.m. this (Thursday) morning," said Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where the actor was being treated before he was shifted to his Juhu home late Wednesday.

"Angel now gone to shine like a star up above," the actor's son, Vindu Dara Singh, texted after his father's death.

Dara Singh had been undergoing dialysis at the hospital.

It was his family's wish that he should be home in the last stages of his life, a hospital official had said Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife and six children - three sons and three daughters. One of his sons, Vindu Dara Singh, is a known name in showbiz.

The veteran actor was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Saturday by his family members following a cardiac problem. He had been in a critical condition since then. Two days later, he was put on dialysis after his kidneys stopped functioning.

Dara Singh, who had won the title of "Rustam-e-Hind" for his wrestling prowess, appeared in various films and TV serials.

He is best known for his portrayal of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's "Ramayan" and in B.R. Chopra's "Mahabharat".

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".

He had also directed films.

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 1:20am
So sorry to hear this news - may his soul rest in peace, and may his near and dear ones have the strength to cope with such a grave loss.

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 1:09am
Whenever i remember Hanumanji in my prayers,only his face comes to my mind.
RIP dara singhji

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 12:56am
Dara Singh ji ... Rest in Peace ...

when ever i hear his name ... 2 images come into pic ... one is hanuman ji & another from sikander e azam where he played alexander ...

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 12:51am
so unfortunate :( R.I.P Dara singhji.

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 12:23am
REst in peace Hanumanji...we will miss you :(

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 12:08am
R.I.P Rustam-e-Hind Dara Singh Ji. A person who was really a legend. Whenever I see Hanuman Ji, His face comes to my mind...He will always be remembered!!!

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 12:08am
rest in peace we all miss u

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Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 12:03am
Rest in Peace Mr. Dara Singh g... We will miss you:(

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