Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh died at the age of 64 on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months now. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters. Back in 2013, Amar Singh had suffered kidney failure in Dubai. Earlier in March 2020 when rumors surfaced about Amar Singh's death, the former Samajwadi Party leader had said: "Tiger Zinda Hai."
According to the latest details, Amar Singh had recently undergone a second kidney transplant. The transplant was successful and he was recovering. However, there was a wound in the wall of his abdomen which wasn't healing and became infectious. The infection made it difficult for him to survive. The doctors tried to revive him but failed.
Singh's mortal remains are being handed over to his family, and will most likely be brought to Delhi.
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6:04 PM: My friend Amar Singh passed away in Singapore today. He had recently undergone a second kidney transplant He was recovering well, however, a wound in the wall of the abdomen became infectious. Unfortunately this infection spread and made it impossible for him to survive. RIP.
My friend Amar Singh passed away in Singapore today.— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) August 1, 2020
He had recently undergone a second kidney transplant He was recovering well, however, a wound in the wall of the abdomen became infectious. Unfortunately this infection spread and made it impossible for him to survive. RIP.
6:00 PM: 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.
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2020
5:20 PM: Rajnath Singh pays tributes, expressing condolences on the passing of Amar Singh.
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।
Deveasted to hear the passing away of #AmarSingh ji. This picture was during @mvadera 's store opening . He was in Singapore & flew down the day prior & drove to Pune to be with us. He was even an integral part of our wedding . I will miss him and love him lots.
On Shanti 🙏❤ pic.twitter.com/k2THIErySQ— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) August 1, 2020
May you rest in peace #AmarSingh ji. I still remember our chance meeting when coincidently we got adjoining seats in the craft, while flying to Bangkok for IIFA-2018. We talked a lot about cinema, poetry but nothing political. You will be missed.— Manoj Muntashir (@manojmuntashir) August 1, 2020
We are deeply sorry at the passing away of Rajya Sabha MP Shri #AmarSingh.— Youth Congress (@IYC) August 1, 2020
We express our condolences to his family and loved ones. May God give them strength in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/I13CRuzGZp
4:43 PM: BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain pays tributes to Amar Singh. "No matter which party he belonged to, he had good relations with everybody."
4:40 PM: Kalraj Mishra expresses sorrow on Amar Singh's death. He will be remembered for all his contributions. "We had very close relations. This is a personal loss for me."
4:37 PM: Amar Singh was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore
4:33 PM: Veteran politician Amar Singh has died at 64
Amar Singh passes away: A brief lookback
Amar Singh was the general secretary of the Samajwadi Party and a member of the Rajya Sabha. On January 2010, he resigned from all the posts of the Samajwadi Party and was later expelled by chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on February 2, 2010. He spent a brief period in judicial custody in 2011, and finally retired from politics. In 2016, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha with support from Samajwadi Party. He was reinstated as one of the general secretaries of the party in October 2016.
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