“Rustam-e-Hind” Dara Singh passes away

imageWrestler-turned-actor and Former Rajya Sabha member Dara Singh(84) passed away.

Rustam-e-Punjab, Rustam-e-Hind:

  • Singh won the titles of ‘Rustam-e-Punjab’ and ‘Rustam-e-Hind’ for his wrestling competence.

Wrestling Career:

  • Singh had over 500 professional fights to his credit, all undefeated.
  • In the world of wrestling, he contended against some of the biggest names like King Kong (Australia), George Gordienko (Canada), John Desilva (New Zealand)
  • He went to Singapore in 1947 and became the Champion of Malaysia (Indian style wrestling) by defeating Tarlok Singh in Kuala Lumpur.
  • He toured almost all far-east countries as a professional wrestler.

Acting Career:

  • He started his acting career in 1952 with Sangdil
  • He is widely known for the role of Hanuman he played in the epic serial Ramayan
  • His last Hindi movie was Jab We Met
  • He was also famous for his roles in "King Kong" and "Faulad".

Member of Parliament:

  • He was the first Indian sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha by Bhartiya Janata Party.
  • Singh had a distinguished record as member of the Rajya Sabha.

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