Amar Singh dies at 64
Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh is no more. Earlier today, he had tweeted a tribute to freedom fighter and educationist Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary and also wished Eid Al Adha to all his followers. Singh’s Twitter profile indicates he was very active on social media despite his illness.
Singh, 64, was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital for some months. A recent news report said he was in ICU and his family was by his side. Earlier, Singh had suffered kidney failure in 2013.
He had posted a short video message on March 22 on Twitter from the hospital bed. In the video, he made an appeal to all his followers to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against coronavirus.
Earlier in March, he had posted another video message to end rumors that claimed that he was dead. “Tiger Zinda Hai,” he had written in his short message posted along with the video.
Singh’s prominence as a politician had declined over the years ever since he floated his own outfit after leaving the Samajwadi Party. He was once considered SP chief Mulayam Singh’s close confidante. He had recently tweeted that he won’t ever return to SP.
Singh resigned from all positions in SP on January 6, 2010, and was later expelled from the party.