Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months, passed away on Saturday. He was admitted in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Medical Centre for treatment of kidney.
He was diagnosed with a kidney ailment a few years back and was undergoing treatment in Singapore.
Singh, 64, was an Indian politician from the state of Uttar Pradesh who was one of the leaders of Samajwadi Party. He was the former general secretary of the Samajwadi Party and was a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament.
Earlier in the day, Amar Singh had extended Eid greetings on Twitter and also paid tributes to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary.
Remembering the fellow parliamentarian, BJP leader and Rajya Sabah MP Subramanian Swamy said Singh was mostly with SP, however, he made friends across the spectrum of political parties.
वरिष्ठ नेता एवं सांसद श्री अमर सिंह के निधन के समाचार से दुःख की अनुभूति हुई है। सार्वजनिक जीवन के दौरान उनकी सभी दलों में मित्रता थी।- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 1, 2020
स्वभाव से विनोदी और हमेशा ऊर्जावान रहने वाले अमर सिंहजी को ईश्वर अपने श्रीचरणों में स्थान दें। उनके शोकाकुल परिवार के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएँ।
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the Rajya Sabha has just lost one of its most colourful members. "Amar Singh played a key role in the United Front government in '96 and '97 in pushing telecom and petroleum sector reforms. I was his neighbour for quite a few years. Have many fond memories," he said in a tweet.
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 https://t.co/sq1ncErLyj condolences to his family- Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 1, 2020
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also paid tributes to Amar Singh.
The Rajya Sabha has just lost one of its most colourful members. Amar Singh played a key role in the United Front government in '96 and '97 in pushing telecom and petroleum sector reforms. I was his neighbour for quite a few years. Have many fond memories.- Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) August 1, 2020
राज्य सभा सांसद अमर सिंह जी के निधन का समाचार सुनकर बहुत दुख पहुंचा। ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को शांति दे। ॐ शांति- Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 1, 2020