Khali visit creates flutter among media, fans

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New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) Confusion prevailed over the place of stay of 'The Great Khali' in the national capital today with mediapersons scrambling to reach the wrestler.

The giant 7-foot-3-inch and 420-pound Indian wrestler had checked in The Oberoi yesterday and since then a frenzy erupted among mediapersons and fans.

As the news of his arrival spread, OB vans of several TV channels rushed to the spot for a scoop. A large number of fans also descended at the hotel to have a glimpse of the star wrestler.

However, both came in for disappointment as Khali chose to remain under wraps.

Some TV channels even reported that The Oberoi had asked him to vacate due to heavy rush thereby creating security problems.

It was also reported that 36-year-old Khali would shift to an ashram and all preparations were completed for his stay there.

The hotel management later denied any such move. ''He is very much in the hotel,'' The Oberoi spokesperson Silky Nanda told UNI when contacted.

Hailing from a poor family of Dhirana village in Himachal Pradesh, Dalip Singh Rana, better known by his ring name 'The Great Khali', is the third of the seven siblings.

Born on August 27, 1972, he won Mr India in 1995 and 1996 and has currently signed with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestling.

Before embarking on his professional wrestling career, Khali was an officer with the Punjab police. He was a one-time World Heavyweight Champion, and also appeared in the film --The Longest Yard -- released in 2005.


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