Celebrities mourn Dara Singh's death

Jul 12, 2012, 11:42 IST | Avinash Iyer

Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Harsha Bhogle mourned former wrestler and actor Dara Singh's death today.

Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh breathed his last at his home today.

Late Wednesday, a very critical Dara Singh was shifted from the hospital to his residence according to his family's wishes. He had been unwell for a while.

Actor and famous wrestler Dara Singh (left) seen with son Vindu. File Pic/AFP

His portrayal of Hanuman in a mythological television series during his heydays is best remembered even today.

He is survived by his wife and six children - three sons and three daughters.

Celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to their favourite 'Hanuman'. Here are some of the tweets:

Amitabh Bachchan
@SrBachchan: T 802 -Dara Singh ji passed away this morning. A great Indian and one of the finest humans..An entire era of his celebrated presence gone!

Narendra Modi
@narendramodi: From the ring to screen, he won the hearts of generations! Our heartfelt tributes to Rustam-e-Hind Dara Singh. May his soul rest in peace.

Harsha Bhogle
@bhogleharsha: never saw dara singh outside of the movies, never met him but his legend enveloped me. he made me feel good! #darasingh

Mahesh Bhatt
@MaheshNBhatt: Dara Singh passes away!Memories of this warm 'pehlwan' turned actor flicker in my memory.When childhood heroes die the world looks desolate.

Anand Mahindra
@anandmahindra: Rare when an individual's name becomes an idiom..During my schooldays, any strong guy was a 'Dara Singh' May he find new rings to wrestle in

Kabir Bedi
@iKabirBedi: RIP DARA SINGH, Rustam-e-Hind, India's iconic wrestler, pride of Punjab, loved by all generations. We'll miss you deeply.

Karan Johar
@kjohar25: RIP DARA SINGH.....have the most heartfelt memories.....

Manoj Bajpayee
@BajpayeeManoj: The symbol of physical strength dara singh ji is no more with us now.may god bless his soul with peace!

Raj Kundra
@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! 

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