Dara Singh has carved a niche for himself in the world of films. For more than 40 years Dara Singh played the roles of the he man on Mumbai screen. I will however state that Dara Singh did not compare in muscular body build to the American stars like Reg Park and Arnold Shewesnegar. However in world of cinema in India where hardly a hero had muscular body Dara Singh was a refreshing example of a he man. Dara Singh acted in many films and despite having poor diction , he was liked and was a hit.
What I would like to highlight is the wrestling career of Dara Singh. Starting from tradiational khusti Dara graduated to free style wrestling ( American sryle). In this field Dara Singh earned a name for himself and won the Rustam~e~ Hind title. He also won the world championship and as a tribute o his name features in wrestling Hall of Fame in Los Angles.
People do ask as to why Dara never fought in the Olympics. Olympics were only for amateurs and proffessionals were excluded. Dara having turned a pro was thus not eligible. But Dara Singh did enough in the ring to be hailed as one of India's greatest wrestlers.
DARA singh gave up wrestling once he got a break in Mumbai films. This was his personal dyecision and one cannot comment on it. The lure of easy money probably acted as impetus to leave wrestling. Dara Singh is now battling for life, having suffered a brain stroke. Let us all wish him the very best. I hope Dara Singh the wrestler outshines Dara Singh the star