Amitabh Bachchan mourns Dara Singh death

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who played Dara Singh`s son in 1985 action film "Mard", remembers the wrestler-actor as one of the "finest humans" whose demise ended an era.

Dara Singh, who was battling for life since the last five days, passed away early this morning. He was 83. "Dara Singh ji passed away this morning. A great Indian and one of the finest humans… An entire era of his celebrated presence gone!," Bachchan, 69, wrote on Twitter

His son Abhishek Bachchan, who also worked with Dara Singh in one of his early films "Shararat", said he looked up the wrestler.

"Dara ji 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. He was always so loving and gave the best hugs. Remember meeting him for the 1st time while dad was shooting Mard. Was convinced… That he truly was the only human who could not be pulled apart by even airplanes," Abhishek wrote.