B-wood mourns Dara Singh's death

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembers Dara Singh as a great Indian and the finest human being. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt calls him his childhood hero. Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he a was larger than life humble person and actor Manoj

Thursday, July 12, 2012   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 12 Comments  |  5247 Views

Wrestler and actor Dara Singh dead

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembers Dara Singh Randhawa as a great Indian and the finest human being. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt calls him his childhood hero. Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he a was larger than life humble person and actor Manoj Bajpayee describes him as the symbol of physical strength.

Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh Randhawa died at his home here Thursday morning following a brief illness. He was 84. B-town celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief and sorrow.

This is what they have to say:

amitabh bachchanAmitabh Bachchan: Dara Singhji passed away this morning. A great Indian and one of the finest humans. An entire era of his celebrated presence gone.
filmmaker mahesh bhattMahesh Bhatt: Dara Singh passes away. Memories of this warm 'pehlwan'-turned-actor flicker in my memory. When childhood heroes die the world looks desolate.
anupam kherAnupam Kher: Dara Singhji was larger than life but never made anyone feel dwarfed with his presence. The strongest and the humblest. A hero all the way.
shahrukh khanShah Rukh Khan: Wrestlers are made of sweat, determination and a hard to find alloy called guts. Most apt for Dara Singhji our very own superman. Will miss you sir.
manoj bajpaiManoj Bajpayee: The symbol of physical strength, Dara Singhji is no more with us now. May god bless his soul with peace.
madhur bhandarkarMadhur Bhandarkar: RIP Rustam-e-Hind. The strong man of India will be missed dearly.
shekhar kapoorShekhar Kapur: RIP DaraSingh. At grand old age he used to stride down Juhu beach, body erect, smile on his face at a pace faster than 20 year olds.
director sujoy ghoshSujoy Ghosh: My dad made me watch most of Dara Singh's black and white films. I believed everything Dara Singh did he could.
sophie chaudharySophie Choudry: RIP Dara Singhji. Original macho man, asli Punjabi and a hero to many through the years. Yet another legend joins the stars in the skies.
arshad warsiArshad Warsi: Another great soul has left us. Dara Singh, a humble man who was made of steel and had a heart of gold. RIP sir.
musician vishal dadlaniVishal Dadlani: Dara Singh Saab, RIP. Your name came to mean strength. Anyone attempting a feat of strength will forever be asked "Oye, Dara Singh hai kya?"
abhishek bachchanAbhishek Bachchan: Daraji passes away. Had the honour of working with him in 'Shararat'. The most gentle and kind man. Really looked up to him. Will miss him.
ayushmann khurranaAyushmann Khurrana: My first internship was at Dara studios, Mohali for Zee Punjabi during my Panjab University days. The man was full of life. RIP Dara Singhji.
divya duttaDivya Dutta: The warmth in his eyes when he smiled as hanumanji, connected me to him the very first time as someone so good hearted. He never let anything wrong.
neha dhupiaNeha Dhupia: RIP Dara Singhji. Our 'asli' he-man. My condolences to the family.
film director kunal kohliKunal Kohli: Dara Singh personified strength and goodness in abundance. Our first super hero Dara Singh.

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  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 6:08amMadhura2105

    may his soul rest in peace...!!!!!

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 5:22amsaarrthiispyaar

    I remember him from a lot of the older movies. He was a really good actor and human being. This is so sad.

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 2:58amsamicute

    may he rest in peace
    gr8 lost 4 punjabi film

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 2:27amabi71

    May he rest in peace
    A great loss to Bollywood and punjabi films . He always added character to the films he worked in ,
    May god give his family strength and courage to deal with this loss in there lives
    Daraji is gone but never will be forgotten

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 2:20amadi_gupta

    may he rest in peace
    he will always be remembered as rustam-e- hind and hnuman in ramyan

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 2:08amurvi678

    Rest in Peace Dara singhji.
    I feel sad.

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 1:57ammaankigeet4ever

    may his soul rest in peace...

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 1:42am123rashmi

    REALLY FELT SAD god make his soul in peace this is an big loss for bolly

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 1:41ammjht_one

    RIP dara singh ji...we will all miss you

  • Posted on: 12 July 2012 at 1:23am-.Aphrodite.-

    May his sould rest in Peace. Really a sad news..

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