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Amar Singh, former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP, dies in Singapore at 64


NEW DELHI: Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh died in Singapore on Saturday (August 1, 2020). He was 64-years-old and had been undergoing treatment in Singapore for a long time.

Singh had suffered kidney failure in 2013. Earlier today, he had tweeted a tribute to freedom fighter and educationist Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary and also wished Eid Al Adha to all his followers.

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.

“Tiger Zinda Hai,” he had written in his short message posted along with the video.

Singh’s prominence as a politician had declined over the years ever since he floated his own outfit after leaving the Samajwadi Party. He was once considered SP chief Mulayam Singh’s close confidante. He had recently tweeted that he won’t ever return to SP.

Singh resigned from all positions in SP on January 6, 2010, and was later expelled from the party.

Source: Zee News