- Former SP leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh dies at the age of 64 in Singapore
- Singh was undergoing treatment in Singapore for kidney-related ailments over the past few days
Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passed away after a prolonged illness on Saturday. He was 64.
He was not keeping well for a long time and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months now, reports Media.
Singh is survived by wife Pankaja and two daughters. He had suffered kidney failure in the year 2013 and had earlier undergone a kidney transplant.
Singh had last tweeted around three-hours ago, in which he had paid tribute to the revolutionary freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He had also wished people on Eid.
Leaders across political lines condoled the demise of Amar, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his tweet, the Prime Minister said Amar was known for his friendships across many spheres of his life.
“Sincere condolences to the family of Shri Amar Singh ji. I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved wife and daughters in this sad moment,” Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted.