Amid a flurry of concern over the condition of veteran Indian actor Dara Singh, the rumour mills have started reporting his ‘death’. However, the wrestler-turned-actor is still alive and continues to be in critical condition at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Mr Singh was admitted to the hospital on Saturday 7 July following a cardiac arrest. A recent MRI scan declared Mr Singh brain dead with recovery unlikely and it has been reported that he has stopped responding to medication.
Mr Singh, who is undergoing dialysis at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, has been diagnosed with significant damage to his brain.
Ram Narain, COO at the hospital, told IANS news agency today: “His condition is still very critical. MRI is showing significant damage to brain due to decreased oxygen supply to brain when he had the cardiac arrest.”
An incorrect report by Manorama Online that reported the actor’s death brought on a flood of condolences from fans across Twitterverse. However, sources close to the actor and his family maintain that he is still alive and fighting for life. Mr Singh continues to be in critical condition and although doctors feel there is “less chance at recovery”, celebrities and fans continue to pray for the actor.
Dara Singh played the role of Hanuman in the popular television series ‘Ramayan’. His last acting role was in the hit Imtiaz Ali film ‘Jab We Met’ in 2007 where he acted as Kareena Kapoor’s grandfather.
Mr Singh won the title of Rustam-e-Hind for his wrestling talent and debuted in 1952 with the film ‘Sangdil’.
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