Dara Singh ji had been keeping ill for a prolonged period of time and was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on July 7th. There he underwent dialysis and was kept under ventilation, but his health deteriorated with each passing moment.
The family shifted him back to their residence yesterday evening, on his wish to breathe his last breath at home in presence of his family members.
Dr Agarwal, Dara ji’s personal physician said, “Yesterday, we brought him from hospital to home…his wish was that he be at his home between his family. He passed away at 7.30 am due to cardio-respiratory arrest, he had suffered paralysis a few years back, and he also had a very rare brain disease.”
This Jat from Punjab, was the undisputed champion of champions and has won many titles including the world championship in 1968. His portrayal of Hanuman in popular TV series ‘Ramayan’ is what he would always be remembered for. Dara Ji was the Indian superhero and has done films for which he would always be cherished. He was last seen in “Jab We Met” in as Kareena Kapoor’s grandfather.
The last rituals of his death would be performed at 2pm today at Vile Parle.
His death news was confirmed by his son, Vindu Dara Singh.
Dara Singh ji was Rustam-E-Punjab in 1966 and Rustam-E-Hind in 1978 and on the International Front he was the winner of Canadian Open Tag Team Champion with Yukon Eric. He has won many wrestling titles and had always made India proud.
B-Town Celebs mourn Dara Singh ji’s death:
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.
Abhishek Bachchan: Dara ji passes away. Had the honour of working with him in Shararat.The most gentle and kind man. Really looked up to him. Will miss him.
Shah Rukh Khan: Wrestlers r made of sweat,determination & a hard to find alloy called guts…most apt for Dara Singhji our very own Superman.Will miss u sir.
Arshad Warsi: Another great soul has left us. Dara Singh, a humble man who was made of steel and had a heart of gold… RIP Sir…
Bipasha Basu: RIP Dara Singh Ji!
Karan Johar: RIP Dara Singh…Have the most heartfelt memories…
Shahid Kapoor: RIP Dara Singhji. Was a privilege to have known him and worked with him in Jab We Met.
Farah Khan: The gentlest giant is no more.Dara uncle the 1st ever action hero of our country, rest in peace.
Shekhar Kapur: RIP Dara Singh At grand old age he used to stride down Juhu beach, body erect, smile on his face at a pace faster than 20 yr olds.
Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP Rustam-e-Hind. The strong man of India will be miss dearly.
Kailash Kher: Bharat ka laal jisne desh ka naam aur samman sheersh par rakhaa. Dara Singh hamesha ke liye shant ho gayaa, wah dara ji koi jiye to aise