Former socialist leader Amar Singh died at the age of 84. He has been hospitalized at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for the past seven months. On Saturday afternoon, the hospital authorities informed his family of his death.
In 2013, Amar Singh’s kidney failed. He has been hospitalized in Singapore ever since. Kidney transplants are also done at this Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh had been battling a long illness before he died
Many leader including PM Narendra Modi tweeted his condolence .
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
राज्यसभा सांसद अमर सिंह जी के दुखद निधन पर मेरी गहरी संवेदनाएं। ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि वे दिवंगत आत्मा को शान्ति प्रदान करें एवं शोक संतप्त परिजनों को यह आघात सहने की शक्ति दें। RIP #AmarSingh ji.
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) August 1, 2020
Amar Singh MP and a person I have known for long, died today. Although he was mostly with SP, but he made friends across the spectrum of political https://t.co/sq1ncErLyj condolences to his family
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 1, 2020
Amar Singh was a key leader in the Samajwadi Party at a time when the party moved to support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2008, after the Communist Party of India withdrew from the government over a nuclear deal with the US.
From his hospital bed on March 2, Singh denied rumours that suggested he had died. He posted a 2-minute long video to clarify his health status and stressed that he was fighting back. “Tiger Zinda Hai,” he wrote in his short message.
He also posted a short video message on March 22 from the hospital bed, appealing to all his supporters to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against coronavirus.
His Twitter handle remained active till hours before the news of death emerged.
His last two tweets were a tribute to freedom fighter and educationist Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary. In another tweet, he wished his friends on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.