Amar Singh was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore. He passed away at the age of 64
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh passed away on Saturday (August 1). The 64-year-old leader was undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital for some months.
He had suffered kidney failure in 2013.
Early today, Singh had tweeted a tribute to freedom fighter and educationist Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary and also wished Eid Al Adha to all his followers.
Singh resigned from all positions in SP on January 6, 2010, and was later expelled from the party.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence minister Rajnath Singh and several other political leaders took to Twitter to condole the death of Singh.
PM Modi tweeted, "Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure. In the last few decades, he witnessed some of the major political developments from close quarters. He was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his friends & family. Om Shanti."
राज्य सभा सांसद श्री अमर सिंह जी के असामयिक निधन पर शोक व्यक्त करता हूं। दुख की इस घड़ी में उनके परिजनों और सहयोगियों के प्रति हार्दिक संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूं और दिवंगत आत्मा की शांति के लिए ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करता हूं। ओम शांति! pic.twitter.com/A0y8GZOnk7— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 1, 2020
Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure. In the last few decades, he witnessed some of the major political developments from close quarters. He was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his friends & family. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2020
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।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 1, 2020
स्वभाव से विनोदी और हमेशा ऊर्जावान रहने वाले अमर सिंहजी को ईश्वर अपने श्रीचरणों में स्थान दें। उनके शोकाकुल परिवार के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएँ।
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
Deeply saddened to hear the news of Rajya Sabha MP Thiru Amar Singh's passing. My condolences to his family in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/ohc5vX7faE— தயாநிதி மாறன் Dayanidhi Maran (@Dayanidhi_Maran) August 1, 2020
Really sad to hear about the sad demise of Shri Amar Singh ji. Spent some some good moments with him.— Gaurav Bhatia Sr Adv BJP गौरव भाटिया 🇮🇳 (@gauravbh) August 1, 2020
Difficult to believe he is no more.
God bless his soul and give strength to the family to bear this huge loss@AmarSinghTweets pic.twitter.com/pd4muhVjDf
Saddened by the death of senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Shri Amar Singh. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.— Ghulam Nabi Azad (@ghulamnazad) August 1, 2020
Just heard of the passing of #AmarSingh Ji. I first met him in 1997 when he accompanied the then PM to Odisha, & last a couple of years ago when he dropped by for tea. Like him or not, for years he was a player, with undeniable & immense influence in India's politics. Om Shanti🙏— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) August 1, 2020
Saddened to learn about the demise of my #rajyasabha colleague Shri Amar Singh ji who was undergoing treatment in Singapore.— Om Prakash (Om ji ) Mathur (@OmMathur_bjp) August 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to his wife Pankaja and twin daughters. May his soul rest in peace🙏
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
श्री अमर सिंह जी के स्नेह-सान्निध्य से वंचित होने पर भावपूर्ण संवेदना एवं श्रद्धांजलि. pic.twitter.com/YwNmeLk1Bk— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 1, 2020
Sad to hear about the passing away of Shri @UrsPMR, former minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh. A senior member of @BJP4Andhra, Manikyala Rao garu was pleasant to work with, and was kind to all. Condolences. @BJP4India— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) August 1, 2020
Last Updated 1, Aug 2020, 6:25 PM