Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh died today at the age of 64. He was running ill for the last several days. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore. A few days ago his kidney was transplanted. He died on Saturday afternoon.
Amar Singh has been the former General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party as well as a Rajya Sabha MP. He remained very close to SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Amar Singh was also once the leader of Samajwadi Party’s number two position. However, in 2010, he resigned from all posts of the party. Later, he was also dismissed from the party.
Amar Singh was currently a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. After separating from the Samajwadi Party, his activism was reduced. However, before becoming ill, his close friends were growing with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Amar Singh recently tweeted about Amitabh, in which he apologized to Amitabh. Amar Singh was in the news for both his friendship and deteriorating relationships from politics to Bollywood. From Amitabh Bachchan to Samajwadi Party, there was a long period of statements about friendship and sourness for a long time. But Amar Singh discussed everything openly and gave his answer many times in a poetic style.
This face of politics has now said goodbye to the world but left behind him the immortal mark that Indian politics will always remember. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, expressing grief over the demise of Amar Singh that he was a very energetic leader and had spent the last few decades watching the important ups and downs of the country’s politics very closely. He had been known for friendship in his life and it is Sad to hear the news of his death. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
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
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu while condoling the demise of the former Rajya Sabha MP said: “I mourn his untimely demise. In this hour of grief, I express my heartfelt condolences to his family and associates and pray to God for the peace of the departed soul. om Shanti.”
Deeply saddened to learn that Shri Amar Singh, a dear colleague and member of Rajya Sabha is no more.— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 1, 2020
I have been enquiring about his well-being and we were in constant touch during his treatment in Singapore. I was hoping that he would recover and return home soon. pic.twitter.com/ZT2Cjwmi1P
At the same time, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed condolences, saying, “The sad demise of a soft-spoken politician, MP Shri Amar Singh Ji, who has an indelible impact on Indian politics with his unique style of work, is sad. My condolences to his family. Pray to Lord Rama to give the departed soul a place at its Shri feet.”
Expressing condolences on the demise, Samajwadi Party President and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav wrote, “A heartfelt condolence and tribute to Shri Amar Singh Ji being deprived of his affection.”
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At the same time, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi expressed condolences and wrote, “May God give shelter to the soul of Shri Amar Singh Ji in his steps. My 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.”
ईश्वर श्री अमर सिंह जी की आत्मा को अपने श्रीचरणों में शरण दें। श्री अमर सिंह जी के परिवार के प्रति मेरी भावपूर्ण संवेदनाएं। मैं इस दुखद क्षण में उनकी शोक संतप्त पत्नी और बेटियों के प्रति गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करती हूँ।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 1, 2020
Amar Singh was very active on social media. Today, he paid tribute to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary. At the same time, he also congratulated people of Eid-Al-Adha.
A video of Amar Singh was in the news in March, in which he stopped the rumours of his death and said that Tiger is still alive and is battling illness. Sharing his earlier experiences, he said that his
health had deteriorated even before but every time he came back after fighting with the face of death.
In the video, Amar Singh says, “I am Amar Singh talking from Singapore. I am sick, stricken with the disease but not sorrowful. Courage is left, passion is left, consciousness is also left. Our well-wishers and friends have spread this rumour very fast that Yamraj has called me to himself. it’s not like that at all. I am undergoing treatment and if Mother Bhagwati is pleased, I will come back soon after my surgery with double the strength.”
He further said, “Like always whatever I am, I am yours. Whether I am bad or I am good. I will live in the same way as I have lived so far in my familiar style, custom and tradition.