Dara Singh dies at the age of 84

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  1. Aayush

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    Dara Singh Dead: Bollywood Action Hero Dies At 84
    MUMBAI, India -- Bollywood action hero Dara Singh, best known for his TV portrayal of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman, died at his Mumbai home on Thursday, days after suffering a heart attack. He was 84.

    Indian film stars and politicians alike issued messages of praise and condolences, while the prime minister lamented the loss of a "self-educated son of the soil."

    "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Dara Singh, who has been an inspiration and icon to many generations in our country," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

    Dara Singh was born in 1928 in the Punjabi district of Amritsar and spent his youth competing in professional freestyle wrestling tournaments.

    In the 1950s, he began working in Bollywood films and appeared in dozens for which he did his own stunts. The muscular actor is best known, however, for his portrayal of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman in the 1986 Indian TV series "Ramayan."

    Later in life, Singh served as a member of India's upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, for the country's Hindu nationalist opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, from 2003 to 2009.

    He had been ailing in recent years before suffering a heart attack and being admitted Saturday to the intensive care unit of a Mumbai hospital. After doctors determined he would not regain consciousness, they sent him home, where he was put on a ventilator. His son, actor Vindu Dara Singh, announced his death on Thursday morning.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    RIP Dara Singh Ji ... :namaste:

    He was Indian Arnold. No one can forget his epic role in Ramayan.

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    RIP.

    Seen him wrestling when I was a child.

    Saw him on the TV serial too.

    Great chap!
     
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    RIP, Dara Singhji.

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    RIP Dara Singh Sher-e-Punjab
     
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    Source: Dara Singh: Tributes pour in to actor-wrestler - Telegraph
     
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    Dara singji i will miss you

    Jai hind
     
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    Once There Was Dara Singh :(
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    RIP Rustam-E-Hind Dara Singhji :) we'll miss you :(
     
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    Rest in Peace. Dara Singh goes down as a legend in history.

    And he was a wrestler first and foremost; bollywood came much much later.
     
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    Rustam e Hind, true Superman from India. RIP, you will be sorely missed.
     
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    honest man,good human being passed away RIP
     
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