Former SP leader Amar Singh passes away

Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passed away in Singapore. He was 64 and had been hospitalised for a long time. Amar Singh was born on January 27, 1956, in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. He was an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College and University College of Law, Kolkata, from where he earned his LLB.

Amar Singh had been battling health issues for several years. In 2015, he was once rushed to the Fortis Hospital in New Delhi after he complained of uneasiness and pain. He had been hospitalised in Singapore at least since March this year. In March, Amar singh rubbished rumours about his deaths with a video tweet saying ‘Tiger zinda hai’ and though “well wishers” want him dead, he is alive, awaiting surgery.

Several leaders paid tributes to Amar Singh.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in a tweet that he felt very sad to hear the news of the demise of Amar Singh. “May his soul rest in peace,” he said.

DD news tweeted: “Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passes away; he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months.” BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain also paid his tributes. “Sad at demise of Amar Singh. He was friend of friends,” Hussain said in a tweet

Singh had suffered kidney failure in 2013 and he had undergone a kidney transplant.

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