Veteran Indian politician and Former Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary Amar Singh passed away on Saturday evening (August 1) after a prolonged illness. Singh was 64 and he breathed his last in Singapore after being hospitalised there for a long time as he was undergoing a kidney transplant and was facing some other health-related issues for a few years now.
Soon after his demise news broke out tributes and condolences messages started pouring. Several top political leaders and his Bollywood friends extended their condolences and expressed grief on Singh’s death.
PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter and said, ”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.”
President Ram Nath Kovind’s office tweeted: “Sad to hear of the demise of senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Shri Amar Singh. A man of many parts, Singh was an able parliamentarian. Condolences to his family, friends and well-wishers.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu also expressed grief on Amar Singh’s demise and wrote a post in hindi saying, “I mourn the sudden demise of Rajya Sabha MP Shri Amar Singh. 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!”
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also tweeted a condolence message with his picture with Amar Singh saying, “emotional condolences and tribute to Shri Amar Singh ji for being deprived of affection”.
The mortal remains of the Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh will be brought to Delhi from Singapore on Sunday (August 2).
Source: Zee News