Part of music academy to be named after Dara Singh in MP

Dara Singh had donated Rs 10 lakh to the academy when he was a Member of Parliament.

Written by Agencies | Bhopal | Published: July 13, 2012 2:09 pm

The Ravindra Jain Music Academy being constructed in the city will have a section of the building named after late wrestler-actor Dara Singh.

Dara Singh had donated Rs 10 lakh to the academy on February 11,2008 when he was a Member of Parliament and now it has been decided to name a section of it after him,a release issued by the academy said.

Noted music director Ravindra Jain is setting up the academy,who had also given music for the famous television serial ‘Ramayan’ in which Dara Singh played the role of Hanuman.

It was during the making of the serial that Dara Singh came close to Jain and because of his association with the musician,he donated money to the academy.

The 83-year-old actor passed away at his home in Mumbai yesterday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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