Indian veteran actor Dara Singh passes away

Thursday, July 12, 2012
File photo of Dara Sngh who died at
his home on Thursday 
Mumbai: Indian veteran actor Dara Singh who was battling for life  since the last five days, passed away early Thursday morning.

Dara Singh personal physician Dr Agarwal confirmed the news of his death, as per media reports his last rites would be conducted at 2 pm today.

Dara Singh had suffered cardiac arrest on July 7 and was rushed Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. He underwent dialysis and was put on ventilator, however, his condition continued to deteriorate.

It was his heartiest wish to breathe his last at his home and for the reason the family shifted him back to their Mumbai’s residence yesterday evening where breathed his last at 7.30 am in presence of his family and friends. He was 84.

Dara Singh also known as ‘Mahabali’ was the undisputed champion of champions in the wrestling ring and has won many times including the world championship in 1968. He took to acting in 1962 and is best remembered for his portrayal of Hanuman in popular epic television series ‘Ramayan’ produced by Ramanand Sagar. 
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