Dara Singh’s eventful life as a wrestling champion and actor came to an end today morning, Thursday, following a brief illness.
“Dara Singh passed away peacefully at 7.30am this (Thursday) morning,” said Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. The 84 year old was being treated here and was undergoing dialysis.
“Angel now gone to shine like a star up above,” the actor’s son, Vindu Dara Singh, texted after his father’s death.
He is survived by his wife and six children – three sons and three daughters.
Expressing their feeling on Twitter, Bollywood celebrities tweeted,
Amitabh Bachchan: “Dara Singh ji passed away this morning. A great Indian and one of the finest humans..An entire era of his celebrated presence gone!”
Sophie Choudry: “RIP Dara Singh ji. Original Macho man, Asli Punjabi and a hero to many through the years. Yet another legend joins the stars in the skies.”
Rana Daggubati: “RIP Dara Singh!! Our childhood hero no more!!”
Farah Khan: “RIP Dara Singh. You will be missed.”
Manasi Scott: “RIP Dara Singh… You have entertained generations and are immortal!”
Vishal Dadlani: “Dara Singh Saab, RIP. Your name came to mean strength. Anyone attempting a feat of strength will forever be asked “Oy, Dara Singh hai kya?”
Raj Kundra: “RIP Dara Singh ji. He was the original action man! Iconic, an idol to all Indian wrestlers and fighters. He still remains an inspiration!”