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'Less chance' of Dara Singh's recovery: Doctors

July 11, 2012 17:07 IST

Dara SinghWrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, who has been battling for his life in a Mumbai hospital since the last four days, has "less chance of recovery" due to significant damage to his brain, doctors said.

The 84-year-actor was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital, in suburban Andheri, in an emergency condition on July 7. He had suffered a cardiac arrest and since then has been in the ICU.

"We had done a MRI and it shows significant damage to his brain due to decreased oxygen supply to brain, when he had a cardiac arrest. There is less chance that he will recover. Chances of him regaining consciousness are also less," Dr Ram Narain, COO, Kokilaben hospital, told PTI.

"There are no medicines that will reverse the brain damage... only if a miracle happens. He might even slip into coma," he said.

The commonwealth wrestling champion entered film industry in the 1950s and is known for his roles in King Kong and Faulad. He was last seen in Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met (2007) playing Kareena Kapoor's grandfather.

The veteran actor had played the character of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's epic television series Ramayan.

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