Former Samajwadi Party Leader Amar Singh Passed Away

Former General Secretary of Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh, aged 64 died today in Singapore. He was a close confidante of Ex-CM of UP Mulayam Singh Yadav

Amar Singh
Amar Singh | Picture Courtesy: Times Now

Rajya Sabha MP and Former General Secretary of the Samajwadi Party Amar Singh, aged 64 died today in Singapore. He was critically ill over the last seven months and was undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments in Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. He has left behind his spouse Pankaja and twin daughters.

Amar Singh had suffered Kidney Failure back in 2013 in Dubai. He had recently undergone his second kidney transplantation successfully and 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. 

Born in a Rajput family in Uttar Pradesh, he was with the Samajwadi Party (SP) for a major share of his political career. While with the Samajwadi Party, he was a close confidante of former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh Yadav,. He was elected to the Upper House of the Parliament 4 times in his political career in 1996,2002,2008, and 2016 respectively.
However, Amar Singh had resigned from Samajwadi Party on January 6, 2010 and was later expelled from the party on the orders of the Akhilesh Yadav, son of Mulayam Singh Yadav. He also was in judicial custody in 2011 for a short period. He floated his own political party Rashtriya Lok Manch in 2011 after departing from Samajwadi Party. Rashtriya Lok Manch contested unsuccessfully in 2012 UP Assembly polls. Later, he moved to Rashtriya Lok Dal led by the Jat leader Ajit Singh. Lastly, in 2016, he contested independently and won the elections with the support from Samajwadi Party.
Though he had huge political oppositions, he had shared friendly relations with most state and national level leaders. Earlier in the day, he had wished everyone on the occasion of Eid and had remembered of Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary on twitter.  Messages of Condolences have poured in from all quarters.

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