Dara Singh was critically ill following a cardiac arrest. He was shifted from hospital to his Juhu home late Wednesday. The 84-year-old actor was shifted with ventilators, support systems, nurses and doctors to his home. It was the family’s wish that Dara Singh should be at home in the last stages of his life.
“Dara Singh passed away peacefully at 7.30 a.m. this (Thursday) morning,” said Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where the actor was being treated before he was shifted to his Juhu home late Wednesday.
“Angel now gone to shine like a star up above,” the actor’s son, Vindu Dara Singh, texted after his father’s death.
Dara Singh, who had won the title of “Rustam-e-Hind” for his wrestling prowess, appeared in various films and TV serials.
He is best known for his portrayal of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar’s “Ramayan” and in B.R. Chopra’s “Mahabharat”.
He had appeared in films like “Watan Se Door”, “Daada”, “Rustom-E-Baghdad”, “Sher Dil”, “Sikandar E Azam”, “Raaka”, “Mera Naam Joker” and “Dharam Karam”. He was last seen in the 2007 release “Jab We Met”.