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Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64

Debanjana Dutta

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 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.

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