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Dara Singh was our very own superman: Shahrukh Khan

Amitabh Bachchan recalls Dara Singh as ‘one of finest humans’
By ApunKaChoice
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 07:25:34 GMT
 

Dara Singh was our very own superman: Shahrukh Khan
Our very own superman. That’s how Shahrukh Khan remembers the deceased wrestler actor Dara Singh. Likewise, Amitabh Bachchan remembers Dara Singh as a great Indian.

The former wrestling champion and Hindi film actor Dara Singh died on Thursday morning at his home in Mumbai after a brief illness. He was 84 and survived by six children including Vindu Dara Singh.

Following Dara Singh’s death, Bollywood actors and celebs expressed their sorrow on Twitter and also remembered him as a great human being. Here’s how tributes from B-town have been pouring in for Dara Singh.

Shahrukh Khan: Wrestlers are made of sweat, determination and a hard to find alloy called guts. Most apt for Dara Singhji our very own superman. Will miss you sir.

Amitabh Bachchan: Dara Singhji passed away this morning. A great Indian and one of the finest humans. An entire era of his celebrated presence gone.

Akshay Kumar: Sad to know the great Dara Singh ji is no more. Some more goodness taken away from us... He was Hanuman for every kid and the God of all wrestlers, the original action hero who truly inspired me. May his soul rest in peace.

Abhishek Bachchan: Daraji 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.

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

Shirish Kunder: RIP Dara Singh ji... The Original Indian Super Hero!

Vivek Oberoi: Rip daraji,the original He Man of hindi cinema, the darling grandfather,the stalwart. U will always remain larger than life in our memories!

Manoj Bajpayee: The symbol of physical strength, Dara Singhji is no more with us now. May god bless his soul with peace.

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

Neha Dhupia: RIP Dara Singhji. Our 'asli' he-man. My condolences to the family.

Kunal Kohli: Dara Singh personified strength and goodness in abundance. Our first super hero Dara Singh.

Anupam Kher: Dara Singhji was larger than life but never made anyone feel dwarfed with his presence. The strongest and the humblest. A hero all the way.

Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP Rustam-e-Hind. The strong man of India will be missed dearly.

Shekhar Kapur: RIP DaraSingh. At grand old age he used to stride down Juhu beach, body erect, smile on his face at a pace faster than 20 year olds.

Sujoy Ghosh: My dad made me watch most of Dara Singh's black and white films. I believed everything Dara Singh did he could.

Sophie Choudry: RIP Dara Singhji. Original macho man, asli Punjabi and a hero to many through the years. Yet another legend joins the stars in the skies.

Arshad Warsi: Another great soul has left us. Dara Singh, a humble man who was made of steel and had a heart of gold. RIP sir.

Vishal Dadlani: Dara Singh Saab, RIP. Your name came to mean strength. Anyone attempting a feat of strength will forever be asked "Oye, Dara Singh hai kya?"

Ayushmann Khurrana: My first internship was at Dara studios, Mohali for Zee Punjabi during my Panjab University days. The man was full of life. RIP Dara Singhji.

Divya Dutta: The warmth in his eyes when he smiled as hanumanji, connected me to him the very first time as someone so good hearted. He never let anything wrong.
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