Rajya Sabha Member Amar Singh Dies At 64

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh in 2018

Condolences to his friends & family.

So much so, when Amar Singh who portrayed himself as one who could get political leaders of diverse views break bread together, was not invited to the celebratory dinner hosted by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in May 2004, it was Surjeet who took him along.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure".

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in a tweet that he felt very sad to hear the news of the demise of Amar Singh.

President Ram Nath Kovind also condoled the death of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, saying that he was a man of many parts and an able parliamentarian. However, in 2010 there was a fallout and Singh resigned from all party posts and was soon expelled.

Singh, who was with the Samajwadi Party for a large part of his political career, was once considered one of the most powerful politicians in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.

Condolences poured in on social media after the news of his passing broke.

Singh was quite active on social media despite his illness. "No matter which party he belonged to, he had good relations with everybody".

It was he who brought actor Jaya Prada, who was once a Telugu Desam Party MP, into the Samajwadi Party, and she was elected to Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur twice.

In February this year, Amar Singh released a video expressing "regret" over his behaviour towards Amitabh Bachchan and his family. The former Samajwadi Party leader recorded and posted the video on his Facebook account after receiving Mr Bachchan's message on the death anniversary of his father. But that was not the first time that he had been expelled from the party.

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