Shimla, Aug 27: Popular World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler The Great Khali has pledged his support to fasting social activist Anna Hazare.
"Khali has extended his support to Anna and asked people to extend full support to root out corruption from society," a spokesperson of Khali - one of the tallest WWE wrestlers at 7 feet 3 inches and weighing 190 kg - said today. .
He said that the ongoing deadlock between the government and Anna over the issue of Lokpal bill is worrying Khali, who is currently settled in the US.
"I am not against any political party but Anna's movement is in the interest of the country," a statement quoting Khali said.
The wrestler said that he was "closely watching the developments in India through news channels" despite his hectic schedule.
Khali, who grew up in Dhirana village in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, some 200 kms from Shimla, said he himself had been a victim of corruption during his days of struggle.
Born in a poor family as Dalip Singh Rana, Khali initially worked as a labourer to earn his livelihood. He became a professional wrestler in October 2000.