Dara Singh in hospital, very critical

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2012, 22:51 PM IST

Mumbai: Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, who is known for his roles in "King Kong" and "Faulad", suffered cardiac arrest and was admitted to a city hospital in a "critical" condition, according to the doctors.

"He is very, very critical. He was brought in an emergency condition to hospital at 5:15 pm. He had suffered cardiac arrest. He is in ICU and we are monitoring his condition hour- by-hour," Dr Ram Narain, Chief Operating Officer at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in suburban Andheri, said.

Earlier, the 83-years- old actor`s son, Vindu, had said that his father was serious.

"He is serious. There is blood clot in his brain or he has suffered heart attack... We are not sure what has happened. We have been told that he is under observation for 24 hours," Vindu said.

The veteran actor played the the character of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar`s television series `Ramayan` and was last seen in Imtiaz Ali`s "Jab We Met" in 2007.

PTI