Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh passes away in Singapore

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 01, 2020, 05.09 PM(IST)

Amar Singh said that Aiyar has insulted several politicians in the past including, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha and Union Minister Uma Bharti. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Singh, a former general secretary of the Samajwadi Party, was once known to be very close to party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh passed away in a hospital in Singapore on Saturday. He was 64. 

Singh had gone to Singapore in March for surgery in a kidney-related illness.

Singh, 64, had undergone kidney transplant in 2011 and was not keeping well for a long time.

"Saddened to know about the death of senior leader and parliamentarian Amar Singh," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Earlier in the day, the former Samajwadi leader had posted messages on Twitter, paying tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary and also wishing people on Eid.

Singh, a former general secretary of the Samajwadi Party (SP), was once very close to party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. However, in 2010 there was a fallout and Singh resigned from all party posts and was soon expelled.