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Wrestler turned actor Dara Singh passed away on Thursday morning after suffering a stroke. He had been undergoing dialysis at a Mumbai hospital during the past week. He was 84. Born on November 19, 1928, Dara Singh is a Jat Sikh from Dharmoochuk village in Amritsar, Punjab.

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Owing to his height and physique, he was encouraged to become a wrestler during his youth.

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Barely 18, Singh travelled to Singapore where he took on different jobs even as he practised wrestling.

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Eventually, he quit his job to establish himself as a professional wrestler.

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He became the Indian Wrestling Champion in 1954 and won the Commonwealth championship in 1959.

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He was pronounced the World Champion in 1968 before he took retirement from active wrestling in 1983.

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He transformed his wrestling fame and went on to produce and direct some films.

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Dara Singh introduced actress Mumtaz to Bollywood and the two have featured together in about 16 Hindi films.

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1962's 'King Kong' introduced Singh as an actor to reckon with. It was followed by 'Faulad' in 1963 and then 'Hercules' in 1964.

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The wrestler turned actor has been a part of over 100 films and numerous TV series.

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He played the the character of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's television series Ramayan.

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He was even nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2003.

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He is perhaps best remembered for his roles in his later career. He was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab We Met' in 2007 where he played the tough grandfather.

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Dara Singh (19 November 1928 â€" 12 July 2012; born Deedar Singh Randhawa), was an Indian wrestler and film actor.

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