Bollywood mourns Dara Singh's death
Former wrestling champion and actor Dara Singh died at his home Thursday morning following a brief illness. He was 83. B-town celebrities took to Twitter to express their grief and sorrow.
This is what they have to say:
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.
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.
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.
Shah Rukh 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.
Manoj Bajpayee: The symbol of physical strength, Dara Singhji is no more with us now. May god bless his soul with peace.
Madhur Bhandarkar: RIP Rustam-e-Hind. The strong man of India will be missed dearly.
Shekhar Kapur: RIP Dara Singh. 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?"
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.
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.
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.