Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh dies at 64
Singh was ill for a long time and was undergoing treatment in Singapore for some months.
Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh died in Singapore on Saturday afternoon, News18 reported. He was 64.
Singh was ill for a long time and was undergoing treatment in Singapore for some months. He had suffered kidney failure in 2013.
Singh was a key leader in the Samajwadi Party in 2008 when the party decided to support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government. The Communist Party of India had at that time withdrew from the government over a nuclear deal with the United States.
Singh was expelled from the Samajwadi Party in February 2010 for alleged anti-party activities. “I am blessed by him [Mulayam Singh Yadav]... he has given me liberation,” Singh had said while leaving the party.
Tribute to him and condolence messages for his family poured in.