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Actor Dara Singh passes away peacefully

Actor Dara Singh passes away peacefully

Indian superman Wrestler cum actor Dara Singh, who was battling for life since few days, passed away early this morning at 7.30am at his residence. The 83-year-old actor was admitted to a Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital on July 7 following a cardiac arrest.

He was known as “Pehalwan”, and also better known as “Hanuman” of Ramayan was shifted back to his Juhu home from the hospital as his family wanted him to be at home in the last stages of his life.

Dara Singh, who won the title of Rustam-e-Hind for his wrestling prowess, entered the film world in the 1960s. He appeared in various 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 Kareena Kapoor-Shahid Kapoor starrer “Jab We Met”.

Dara Singh was widowed and got married for the second time, leaves behind his wife, six children – three sons and three daughters.

His last rites would be conducted at 2 pm today by his son Vindoo Dara Singh.