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Dara Singh taken home, doctors say less chance of recovery

Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, battling for life in a city hospital for the past four days, was shifted back home on Wednesday night, after doctors said he had "less chance of recovery" due to significant damage to his brain.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 12, 2012 00:19 IST

Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, battling for life in a city hospital for the past four days, was shifted back home on Wednesday night, after doctors said he had "less chance of recovery" due to significant damage to his brain.


The 84-year-old actor was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in an emergency condition on July 7. He suffered a cardiac arrest and since then he has been in the ICU.

COO Kokilaben hospital Dr Ram Narain said, "We have done the MRI and it shows significant damage to his brain due to decreased oxygen supply. There is less chance that he will recover." "There are no medicines that will reverse the brain damage... only if a miracle happens. He might even slip into coma," he said, adding that Singh was put on life support.

The Commonwealth wrestling champion entered film industry in the fifties and is known for his roles in 'King Kong' and 'Faulad'. He was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab We Met' (2007) playing Kareena Kapoor's grandfather.

The veteran actor had played the character of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's epic television series 'Ramayan'.