Amar Singh passes away at 64 in Singapore


New Delhi, Aug 01, 2020, IANS

Rajya Sabha member, former Samajwadi Party leader and famed power broker during the UPA era, Amar Singh, 64, lost his battle with kidney ailment on Saturday. He passed away in a Singapore hospital where he was undergoing treatment for kidney ailments.

From Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan condolences poured in as the news broke.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Singh was friendly with all political parties. He remembered him as "humorous and always energetic".

"Amar Singh, MP and a person I have known for long, died today. Although he was mostly with the SP, but he made friends across the spectrum of political parties. My condolences to his family," said BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.

Singh was expelled from the Samajwadi Party in 2017 after rift between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh, his father, started to widen. But that was not the first time that he had been expelled from the party.

Singh underwent a successful second kidney transplant. But the abdominal infection couldn't be reversed, according to news reports.

 Expressing condolences over the passing away of Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the energetic public figure was known for his friendships across many spheres of life.

"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 and family. Om Shanti," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Power broker during the United Progressive Alliance (UP) era, Singh lost his battle with kidney ailment on Saturday in a Singapore hospital where he was undergoing treatment for months. He passed away at the age of 64. From Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan condoled as news broke.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his tweet mentioned that Singh was friendly with all political parties and remembered him as "humorous and always energetic".
 

 

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