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Rajya Sabha MP and former SP leader Amar Singh passes away in Singapore

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Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh passed away in Singapore. Singh was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months now. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.

The Indian embassy in Singapore had been extending support to the politician. Singh, who suffered kidney failure in Dubai in 2013, was declared critical then too, but recovered and returned to political life by 2016.

Amar Singh and the Samajwadi Party

Amar Singh played a significant role at a time when the party moved to support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2008, after the CPI withdrew from the government over a nuclear deal with the US.

The former MP had previously grabbed headlines when he expressed regret over his fallout with actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family. He had tweeted that on his “death bed”, he regrets his “overreaction against Amit ji & family”.


Source :economictimes.indiatimes.com

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