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 passed away in Singapore where he was undergoing treatment. Amar Singh was 64. He had undergone kidney transplant in the year 2011 and was not keeping well for a long time. According to reports, Amar Singh was in ICU and his family was by his side. However, he succumbed to his ailments.
Earlier today, Amar Singh 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.
In the month of February 2013, Amar Singh had fainted at Dubai airport while on his way to Singapore for a regular medical check-up. He had been treated at a Singapore hospital for a kidney ailment a couple of years before that incident.
Amar Singh resigned from all positions in SP on 6th January, 2010 and was later expelled from the party. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.
Amar Singh’ mortal remains are being handed over to his family, and will most likely be brought to Delhi. He was very close to several film actors including Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Jayaprada. He played a small role in Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. He had also played a politician’s role in JD.
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