New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh passed away on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for kidney ailments. Singh is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters. He was 64. Also Read - Two Days Ahead of Independence Day, Narendra Modi Becomes 4th Longest-serving PM of India
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Expressing condolences over the passing away of Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the energetic public figure was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. “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 and family. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted,”Sad to hear of the demise of senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Shri Amar Singh. A man of many parts, Singh was an able parliamentarian. Condolences to his family, friends and well-wishers.”
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his tweet mentioned that Singh was friendly with all political parties and remembered him as “humorous and always energetic”.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy also paid his condolences to the bereaved family. He said,”Amar Singh, MP and a person I have known for long, died today. Although he was mostly with the SP, but he made friends across the spectrum of political parties. My condolences to his family.”
“Just heard of the passing of AmarSingh Ji. I first met him in 1997 when he accompanied the then PM to Odisha, & last a couple of years ago when he dropped by for tea. Like him or not, for years he was a player, with undeniable & immense influence in India’s politics. Om Shanti”, tweeted National Vice President and spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Besdies, film and music industry celebrities also took to social media to pay condolences after the demise of veteran politician.
Calling him ‘doston ka dost’, Anil Kapoor said,”Amar Singh ji was a doston ka dost, always there when you needed him and passionately loved films and it’s music…he will be truly missed…may he rest in peace. My heartfelt prayers & condolences to the family.”
Noted lyricist Manoj Muntashair also remembered the veteran leader. “May you rest in peace Amar Singh 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”, he wrote the micro-blogging site.
“Saddened to learn of the passing away of Amar Singh ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family & may his soul rest in peace.Folded hands,” Adnan Sami, a playback singer tweeted.