Wrestler-actor Dara Singh died in Mumbai at the age of 84. Here's a look at the actor's magnificent journey in movies and television.
Dara Singh with his wife at the movie premiere of Maruti Mera Dost at Cinemax, Versova (HT/Amlan Dutta)
A poster from the movie Aaya Toofan.
A poster from the movie Baghdad Ka Chor.
Dara Singh in a still from the film Boxer (1965).
A poster from the film Chambal Ki Rani.
He was encouraged in wrestling due to his massive physique.
Dara Singh was born to Balwant Kaur and Surat Singh Randhawa on 19 November, 1928.
Dara Singh appeared in various films like Watan Se Door, Daada, Rustom-E-Baghdad, Sher Dil, Sikandar E Azam, Raaka, Mera Naam Joker and Dharam Karam. He ...
Another still from Rustom-E-Hind (1965).
Rustam-e-Hind Dara Singh breathed his last at his home on Thursday morning following a brief illness. B-Town pays tribute to the wrestler-actor on Twitter.
@iamsrk: 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
@SrBachchan: Dara Singh ji passed away this morning. A great Indian and one of the finest humans..An entire era of his celebrated presence gone !
@kunalkohli: Dara Singh Personified Strength & Goodness in abundance. Our first super hero. Dara Singh.
@BajpayeeManoj: The symbol of physical strength dara singh ji is no more with us now.may god bless his soul with peace!
@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..
@MaheshNBhatt: Dara Singh passes away!Memories of this warm 'pehlwan' turned actor flicker in my memory.When childhood heroes die the world looks desolate.
@TheFarahKhan: The gentlest giant is no more.Dara uncle the 1st ever action hero of our country,rest in peace. http://twitpic.com/a6mgsg
@bipsluvurself: RIP Dara Singh Ji!
@V1SH4L: 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?"
@Kailashkher: 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
@juniorbachchan: 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.
He was always so loving and gave the best hugs. Remember meeting him for the 1st time while dad was shooting Mard. Was convinced….
That he truly was the only human who could not be pulled apart by even airplanes.
@TheRajKundra: RIP Dara Singh ji. He was the original action man! Iconic, an idol to all Indian wrestlers and fighters. He still remains an inspiration!
@ShirishKunder: RIP Dara Singh ji... The Original Indian Super Hero!
@PoojaB1972: "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die" RIP Dara Singh. My heartfelt condolences to Vindu,Amrik & the entire family.
@vivek_oberoi: Rip daraji,the original He Man of hindi cinema, the darling grandfather,the stalwart. U will always remain larger than life in our memories!
@akshaykumar: Sad to know the great Dara Singh ji is no more. Some more goodness taken away from us... He was Hanuman for every kid and the God of all wrestlers, the original action hero who truly inspired me. May his soul rest in peace.
@Actor_Siddharth: Met vindu singh during the IPL...boisterous, lively and sweet man. Strength to him and the family for their loss...
@Actor_Siddharth: The great Indian strong man is no more.we've known and loved him from the time we were kids. An icon has left us...R.I.P Dara Singhji...
@kjohar25: RIP DARA SINGH.....have the most heartfelt memories.....
@AnupamPkher: Dara Singh ji was LARGER than life but never made anyone feel dwarfed with his presence. The strongest and the humblest. A Hero All The Way.
@ayushmannk: My first internship was at Dara studios Mohali for Zee Punjabi during my Panjab University days. The man was full of life. RIP Dara Singh ji
@shahidkapoor: RIP dara sigh ji ....... Was a privilege to have know n him and worked with him
@mbhandarkar268: RIP Rustam-e-Hind. The strong man of India will be miss dearly.
@sujoy_g: my dad made me watch most of Dara Singh's b&w films. them were the adventures, esp Faulaad. I believed everything Dara Singh did. He could.
@HardKaurWorld: R.I.P Da True King DARA SINGH..You'll always be in my heart and give me strength..#SinghisKing
@HardKaurWorld: Did show fo him wen I was jus 7yrs old.Was so nervous bt he pick me up in his arms + said"TU MERA SHER BACHA,KADI NAI DARNA"R.I.P DARA SINGH
@NeilNMukesh: :( just heard about Dara singh ji. RIP. Great man he was.
@SunidhiChauhan5: Extremely sad to hear about Dara Singh ji's demise.. Rest in Peace Sir.