New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh breathed his last today. He was 64.
According to sources, Singh was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital for some months. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.
Back in 2013, Amar Singh had suffered kidney failure. He returned to political life by 2016. Earlier in March 2020 when rumors surfaced about Amar Singh’s death, the former Samajwadi Party leader had said: “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
He had posted a short video message on March 22 on Twitter from the hospital bed. In the video, he made an appeal to all his followers to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against coronavirus.
Amar Singh was the general secretary of the Samajwadi Party and a member of the Rajya Sabha. On January 2010, he resigned from all the posts of the Samajwadi Party and was later expelled by chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on February 2, 2010. He spent a brief period in judicial custody in 2011, and finally retired from politics. In 2016, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha with support from Samajwadi Party. He was reinstated as one of the general secretaries of the party in October 2016.