Amar Singh, Rajya Sabha member and former SP leader, passes away

NEW DELHI:

Rajya Sabha

member

Amar Singh

, who once wielded immense influence in power circles as a close aide of

Samajwadi Party

leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, has died in Singapore where he was undergoing treatment. He was 64.

Singh had undergone kidney transplant in 2011 and was not keeping well for a long time.

Earlier in the day, the former Samajwadi Party leader had posted messages on Twitter, paying tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary and also wishing people on Eid. Amar Singh was also known for his contacts in the business and film industry.

He was expelled from SP a few years back, and had warmed up to the RSS.

Several political leaders mourned Amar Singh, remembering him as a leader who had made friends across the political spectrum.

“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,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.

Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure. In the last few decades, he witnessed some of the major political de… https://t.co/uZE49j9bf5

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1596285246000

“Sad to hear about the demise of Rajya Sabha member Shri Amar Singh. He had a multidimensional personality and was a brilliant

MP

. My condolences to his family,” tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind.

राज्य सभा सांसद श्री अमर सिंह के निधन के बारे में सुनकर दुःख हुआ। बहुआयामी व्यक्तित्व के धनी, श्री सिंह एक प्रतिभा… https://t.co/TZgdPEyMAH

— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 1596285150000

Expressing grief over the veteran politician’s death, defence minister Rajnath Singh said that Amar Singh, who was known for his jovial nature, had a friendly association with all political parties.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav also expressed grief over Singh’s death.

अपनी विशिष्ट कार्यशैली से भारतीय राजनीति पर अमिट प्रभाव डालने वाले मृदुभाषी राजनेता, सांसद श्री अमर सिंह जी का निधन… https://t.co/jmAlsEU2F0

— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) 1596285690000

Adityanath conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members and described the former SP leader as a senior and experienced politician.

Akhilesh Yadav tweeted a photograph of Singh with his father and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.

“Emotional tributes and condolences on being deprived of Amar Singhji’s death,” the SP chief wrote on Twitter.

श्री अमर सिंह जी के स्नेह-सान्निध्य से वंचित होने पर भावपूर्ण संवेदना एवं श्रद्धांजलि. https://t.co/YwNmeLk1Bk

— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) 1596283695000

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh tweeted: “Just received the tragic news of the demise of Rajya Sabha MP Shri Amar Singh. May god give peace to his soul and strength to his family to bear the loss. My condolences are with him. Om Shanti”

“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 parties.My condolences to his family,” said BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.

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) 1596283351000

“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.

(With inputs from PTI)

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