Bollywood actor and former wrestling champion Dara Singh died today (July 12, 2012) morning at 7.30 a.m at his home in Mumbai.He was 84 and he is survived by his wife and six children – three sons and three daughters.
The veteran actor was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Saturday by his family members following a cardiac problem. He had been in a critical condition since then. Two days later, he was put on dialysis after his kidneys stopped functioning.It was his family’s wish that he should be home in the last stages of his life, a hospital official had said Wednesday.
Dara Singh, who had won the title of Rustam-e-Hind for his wrestling prowess, appeared in various films and TV serials.He was last seen in the 2007 release Jab We Met.
He is best known for his portrayal of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan and in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat.