India's first He-man actor-wrestler Dara singh passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. The 84-year-old legend was most loved and remembered for playing Hanuman in Ramayana.
Though Dara Singh's name has become synonymous with strength, he was a gentle person despite his towering 6' 2'' frame - warm and friendly to those around him. An in.com user and a Dara Singh fan has fond memories of the legend. Bhabani Shankar Hota, who is a former Member of Parliament from Sambalpur says, "Apart from many other qualities which are known to every one, he was a very amiable person."
Dara Singh with his children
"His movie with newly introduced Mumtaz 'Bir Bhimsen' ran for record days at Sambalpur for which there was special celebration by the producer at Gaiety Talkies."
Describing his chance meeting with Dara Singh, Hota recounts, "Once I had the good opportunity to travel with him from Jharsuguda to Howrah. I got into the train at Jharsuguda and he was travelling from Bombay to Calcutta in Bombay-Howrah Express. He gave me plenty of boiled eggs and when I refused to take more than four, he chided me and commented that 'That is why your lean and thin.' What a personality!"
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