New Delhi, August 1: Amar Singh, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) and former Samajwadi Party leader, passed away on Saturday afternoon. He died at the age of 64. The veteran politician was ill for a long time. He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Singapore for a few months. He had also suffered kidney failure in 2013.

Earlier today, Singh had tweeted a tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary. He had also wished the Eid Al Adha to all his followers. Singh was very active on social media despite his condition.

On March 22, the Rajya Sabha MP had posted a short video on Twitter urging people to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against the novel coronavirus crisis. On March 2, he had posted a video to end rumours about his death. '“Tiger Zinda Hai,” he had said.

The seasoned politician was a key leader in the Samajwadi Party (SP) when the party supported the Indian National Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2008. Amar Singh and Jaya Prada were expelled from the SP for "anti-party activities" in 2010.

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