Bhubaneswar: August 1: Amar Singh, Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader, passed away in Singapore on Saturday afternoon at the age of Sixty Four. Singh, who had been ill for some time, had been receiving treatment in Singapore for several months. He was in critical condition and in the ICU after second Kidney transplant. Despite his illness, Amar was very active on social media. He also posted a video on March 2 to refute rumors that he had died a few days ago. In a short message with the video, he wrote: ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ which means ‘the tiger is alive’. After leaving the Samajwadi Party, Singh’s importance as a politician diminished. He was close to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. Many dignitaries mourned his death.
Amar Singh was expelled from the Samajwadi Party in 2010. Then, he was inducted to Party and again got expelled in 2017, when Akhilesh Yadav took charge of the party in his own hands.
Amar Singh was first elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in 1996. He was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in June 2003 and elected again in 2016 from Uttar Pradesh.