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Shahrukh, Amitabh, Abhishek pay tribute to Dara Singh

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Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 11:10 [IST]

Dara Singh lost his battle against death on Thursday morning. The veteran actor-wrestler breathed his last at 7.30 am at his Mumbai residence, in the presence of his family and close friends. Dara Singh was 84. His son actor Vindu Dara Singh announced the news of his death.

Bollywood actors and directors mourned the demise of the Rustam-e-Hind, Dara Singh, and paid tribute to him on Twitter.

SHAH RUKH KHAN ‏@iamsrk
Wrestlers r made of sweat,determination & a hard to find alloy called guts...most apt for Dara Singhji our very own Superman.Will miss u sir

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

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.

Abhishek Bachchan ‏@juniorbachchan
Dara ji passes away. Had the honour of working with him in Shararat. The most gentle and kind man. Really looked up to him. Will miss him. He was always so loving and gave the best hugs. Remember meeting him for the 1st time while dad was shooting Mard. Was convinced that he truly was the only human who could not be pulled apart by even airplanes.

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

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

Ayushmann Khurrana ‏@ayushmannk
My first internship was at Dara studios Mohali for Zee Punjabi during my Panjab University days. The man was full of life. RIP Dara Singh ji

Anupam Kher ‏@AnupamPkher
Dara Singh ji was LARGER than life but never made anyone feel dwarfed with his presence. The strongest and the humblest. A Hero All The Way.

Rana Daggubati ‏@RanaDaggubati
RIP Dara Singh!! Our childhood hero no more!!

Farah Khan ‏@TheFarahKhan
The gentlest giant is no more.Dara uncle the 1st ever action hero of our country,rest in peace.

Rituparna Ghosh ‏@Rituparna_Ghosh
In the meantime, is it time to write #DaraSingh 's obit? He was Mumtaz's first hero.

Neil Nitin Mukesh ‏@NeilNMukesh
:( just heard about Dara singh ji. RIP. Great man he was.

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!

Topics: shahrukh khan, dara singh, amitabh bachchan
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Story first published:  Thursday, July 12, 2012, 10:26 [IST]
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