Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh died in Singapore, where he was receiving treatment. The 64-year-old veteran politician had undergone a kidney transplant in 2011 and was not keeping up well for a long time. New Delhi: Deputy Rajya Sabha and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who was admitted to a hospital in Singapore, passed away on Saturday afternoon at the age of 64. He was not feeling well for a long time and had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore for several months, reports Prasar Bharti. Singh is survived by his wife Pankaja and two daughters. He had suffered kidney failure in 2013 and had previously undergone a kidney transplant.
Singh last tweeted about three hours ago, in which he paid tribute to revolutionary freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He had also wanted people on Eid.
“Tribute to the great revolutionary freedom fighter Lokmanya #BalGangadharTilak ji on his death anniversary. His contribution will be remembered forever (sic),” read his tweet.
In early March of this year, when rumors emerged about the death of the veteran politician, he had immediately tweeted at the time saying ‘Tigar Zinda Hai’.
Tributes for Amar Singh
वरिष्ठ नेता एवं सांसद श्री अमर सिंह के निधन के समाचार से दुःख की अनुभूति हुई है। सार्वजनिक जीवन के दौरान उनकी सभी दलों में मित्रता थी।
स्वभाव से विनोदी और हमेशा ऊर्जावान रहने वाले अमर सिंहजी को ईश्वर अपने श्रीचरणों में स्थान दें। उनके शोकाकुल परिवार के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएँ।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 1, 2020
Amar Singh MP and a person I have known for long, died today. Although he was mostly with SP, but he made friends across the spectrum of political https://t.co/sq1ncErLyj condolences to his family
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 1, 2020
The Rajya Sabha has just lost one of its most colourful members. Amar Singh played a key role in the United Front government in '96 and ‘97 in pushing telecom and petroleum sector reforms. I was his neighbour for quite a few years. Have many fond memories.
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) August 1, 2020