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).
Wrestler-actor Dara Singh is suffering from brain hemorrhage and can go into coma anytime, according to Kokilaben Hospital's medical bulletin. He also underwent dialysis at the hospital and doctors say there has been significant damage to his brain.
"Kokilaben Hospital releases medical bulletin of Dara Singh, says he is suffering from brain hemorrhage," tweeted ABP News.
"Dara Singh can go into coma anytime: Kokilaben Hospital's medical bulletin," ABP News added.
"His condition is still very critical. MRI is showing significant damage to brain due to decreased oxygen supply to brain when he had the cardiac arrest," Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital told IANS on Wednesday morning.
"His condition is not good at all," his son Vindu Dara Singh said.
Dara Singh had been hospitalied on Saturday. His close friends Dharmendra, Raza Murad, Farah Khan among others visited him at the hospital.
Dara Singh, who won the title of Rustam-e-Hind for his wrestling prowess, entered the film world in 1952 with Sangdil.
He appeared in various films like Watan Se Door, Rustom-E-Baghdad, Sher Dil, Sikandar E Azam, Raaka, Mera Naam Joker, Dharam Karam and Mard. He was last seen in a 2007 release Jab We Met.
He has also done TV serials and is best known for his portrayal of Hanuman in Ramayan.