India Lost "The Pahlwan" and " The Hanuman" DARA Singh
DTH News Team
It was a sad moment for all Indians as one of
the heroes of Indian style of wrestling passed away early this morning.
Dara Singh, the ‘pehlwan,’ who gave India the global name in wrestling
even before independence in 1947 was a champion in every sense. He may
have lost his battle with life but when he lived, he ensured he never
lost a bout. He remained undefeated through his wrestling career
Veteran Actor Dara Singh died at the age of 84 in Mumbai on Thursday. His doctor RK Aggarwal said, "He died due to cardiac respiratory arrest at around 7:30 am." Dara Singh will be cremated at 2 pm.
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.
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.
Dara Singh, who was a Rajya Sabha member from August 2003 t0 2009, was best remembered for his iconic role as 'Hanuman' in the epic TV serial 'Ramayan'and The Commonwealth wrestling champion entered film industry in the fifties and is known for his roles in 'King Kong' and 'Faulad'. He was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab We Met' (2007) playing Kareena Kapoor's grandfather.
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.