Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh died at his home here Thursday morning following a brief illness, doctors treating him said. He was 84.
"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 had been undergoing dialysis at the hospital. It was his family's wish that he should be home in the last stages of his life, a hospital official had said Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife and six children - three sons and three daughters. One of his sons, Vindu Dara Singh, is a known name in showbiz.