Undoubtedly the first action hero of Bollywood, a wrestler in both the reel life and the real life, has lost his battle against life this morning (Thursday, July 12, 2012). He passed away after a prolonged illness at his Mumbai home at about 7.30 AM. He was undergoing treatment at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai where he was on life support system.
He was on the ventilator when he was brought home on Wednesday night. The doctors attending on him had said that his situation remained critical and the chances of his survival were becoming bleak with each passing moment. He was no doubt the original muscle man of Bollywood. In fact, going shirtless was one of the trends he set long back.
The ace wrestler is survived by his wife and six children. He has three daughters and three sons. One of these six siblings, Vindu Dara Singh is the most prominent one as he is in the entertainment industry.
Dara Singh fought innumerable bouts in the ring – probably some hundred bouts. The amazing thing is that he never lost even a single of them. He had such an astounding physic that he was automatically drawn into wrestling. He had a height of 6.2” and a body full of muscles. No wonder, he was destined to become a wrestler.
He reached every home in India through his portrayal of Lord Hanuman in the TV serial Ramayana on the life of Lord Rama. He acted in around 200 films. He worked as a director, producer, actor and a wrestler in films. Until the last year, he was associated with films. One of his last films was Jab We Met.
For his wrestling prowess, he was rightly known as Rustam-e-Hind. There is no doubt that a great vacuum has been created due to the wrestler’s death.
RIP, Dara Singh! We all love you!
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