Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, who was battling for life since the last five days died early Thursday morning.
84-year-old Singh was taken home from hospital by family members last night so that he could be with them in the last moments of his life.
"He passed away at 7.30 a.m. peacefully," said Dr Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben Hospital.
Singh was brought to the hospital on July 7 after he had suffered a cardiac arrest and since then he was in the ICU.
From his first marriage, he has a son Parduman Singh Randhawa and from his second marriage he has five children - - two sons and three daughters including TV and film actor Vidhu Dara Singh.
The Commonwealth wrestling champion entered the 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" in 2007 in which he played Kareena Kapoor's grandfather.
The veteran actor also played the character of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's epic television series 'Ramayan'.
Ambika Soni condoles Dara Singh's death
Condoling the death of actor Dara Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni today said he will always have a special place in the hearts of people for his contribution to the Indian film industry.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Dara Singh. Dara Singh will always have a special place in our heart for his immense contribution to the Indian film industry in various capacities, as an actor, director and producer," Soni said in her condolence message.
The Minister also recalled Singh's distinguished record as member of the Rajya Sabha.
"May his soul rest in peace," she said.
The 83-year-old actor died at his home in Mumbai this morning.
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