Dara Singh Unknown Facts: He was fond of wrestling since childhood. This was the reason that wherever he got a chance, he licked the dust of his opponent. We are talking about the famous wrestler of his time, Dara Singh, who was born on 19 November 1928 in Dharmuchak village, Amritsar, Punjab. The wrestling wrestlers of the surrounding districts had been exposed to the tactics of this darling of father Surat Singh Randhawa and mother Balwant Kaur since childhood. In Death Anniversary Special, we are telling you that Dara Singh was not only the champion of the arena, but also the champion of every field. Only one thing defeated him in life, let’s know what was that?
This is how the journey of wrestling started
In the year 1947, when the country was tasting independence, Dara Singh reached Singapore to prove his wrestling. There he made his name famous by defeating a Malaysian wrestler. In 1954, when he became the champion of Indian wrestling, he also won a medal in the Commonwealth. In that period, Dara Singh’s arrogance in the arena had increased so much that even the world champion King Kong could not stand in front of him.
every battle won in wrestling
After defeating King Kong, wrestlers from Canada and New Zealand openly challenged Dara Singh. Dara Singh also did not let Canadian champion George Godianko and New Zealand’s John D’Silva survive. He had said in an interview that he would keep wrestling till he won the world championship. On May 29, 1968, he became the uncrowned king of freestyle wrestling by defeating America’s world champion Lau Thej. You would be surprised to know that in a span of 55 years, he fought 500 matches and won all of them. In the year 1983, after winning the last match of wrestling, he said goodbye to professional wrestling. During that time, the then President Giani Zail Singh had awarded him the title of unbeatable wrestler.
Showed strength in films too
During the year 1952, Dara Singh made his Bollywood debut with the film Sangdil. After this, he worked in many films including Faulad, Mera Naam Joker, Dharmatma, Ram Bharose, Mard and left an indelible mark. Please tell that Dara Singh showed his strength in more than 500 films in his career. He played the role of Lord Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar’s serial Ramayana, after which he was worshiped like a god in many places. It is said that for this character, Dara Singh had even given up non-vegetarian food.
Proved workmanship even with pen
Dara Singh left no stone unturned to show his prowess even with the pen. He wrote his autobiography ‘Meri Atmakatha’ in the year 1989, which was also published in Hindi during 1993. After this he made the film ‘Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar’, which he himself directed and produced. Apart from Hindi, he made many films in Punjabi as well and proved his workmanship in this new genre as well.
Ruled in politics too
After showing his strength in films and writing after the arena, Dara Singh also entered the world of politics. He started his political career in 1998 by joining BJP. In the year 2003, he became Rajya Sabha MP. Apart from this, he was also the president of the Jat Mahasabha.
Dara Singh lost just because of this thing
Dara Singh, who won every game in his life from wrestling to acting-writing, had lost in the battle of life. In fact, on July 7, 2012, he suffered a heart attack, in front of which this undefeated wrestler also lost. After the attack, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, but his condition continued to deteriorate and on July 12, he said goodbye to this world.
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