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Government of India
Vice President's Secretariat
12-July-2012 14:50 IST
Vice President Condoles the Demise of Shri Dara Singh
The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the demise of former Member of Parliament, Wrestling Champion and Actor Shri Dara Singh. In his message, he has said that Shri Dara Singh achieved laurels as a wrestler in the national and international arena and proved to be an enduring role model to the youth and sportsmen of the country. His acting career was most memorable for the intensity and diversity of characters that he had portrayed. His role as a nominated Member of Parliament is remembered by one and all.

Following is the text of Vice President’s condolence message :

“I am deeply grieved to learn about the sad demise of former Member of Parliament, Wrestling champion and Actor Shri Dara Singh.

Shri Dara Singh achieved laurels as a wrestler in the national and international arena and proved to be an enduring role model to the youth and sportsmen of the country. His acting career was most memorable for the intensity and diversity of characters that he had portrayed. His role as a nominated Member of Parliament is remembered by one and all.

My wife joins me in sending heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and the wide circle of his friends and admirers. We pray to the Almighty to grant them the strength and fortitude to withstand this tragedy.”

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Sanjay Kumar/VPI/12.07.12