Amar Singh, former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP, was an energetic public figure who was known for his friendships across many spheres of life, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Saturday, condoling his death after an long illness. Several politicians and noted personalities also tweeted to express their anguish at Mr Singh’s death.
“Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure. In the last few decades, he witnessed some of the major political developments from close quarters. He was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his friends and family. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.
Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure. In the last few decades, he witnessed some of the major political developments from close quarters. He was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his friends & family. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2020
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said Amar Singh will known for his liveliness. “I express my condolences on the demise of Amar Singhji. He was active in other fields besides politics and made numerous friends. He will always be remembered for his liveliness. My condolences to his family,” he tweeted.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh remembered him as “humorous” by nature. “He was humorous by nature and was always energetic. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to the bereaved family,” he said.
वरिष्ठ नेता एवं सांसद श्री अमर सिंह के निधन के समाचार से दुःख की अनुभूति हुई है। सार्वजनिक जीवन के दौरान उनकी सभी दलों में मित्रता थी।
स्वभाव से विनोदी और हमेशा ऊर्जावान रहने वाले अमर सिंहजी को ईश्वर अपने श्रीचरणों में स्थान दें। उनके शोकाकुल परिवार के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएँ।
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 1, 2020
Congress general Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also expressed her sadness. “May Amar Singhji’s soul rest in peace. My condolences to his family. I express my condolences to his wife and daughters in this hour of grief,” she tweeted in Hindi.
ईश्वर श्री अमर सिंह जी की आत्मा को अपने श्रीचरणों में शरण दें। श्री अमर सिंह जी के परिवार के प्रति मेरी भावपूर्ण संवेदनाएं। मैं इस दुखद क्षण में उनकी शोक संतप्त पत्नी और बेटियों के प्रति गहरी संवेदनाएं व्यक्त करती हूँ।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 1, 2020
Former Congress leader and President of India, Pranab Mukherjee remembered his meetings with the leader.
I am shocked at the untimely passing away of Shri Amar Singh,MP. A politician with cordial relations across party lines, he frequently interacted with me during 2004-09 & later. A Calcutta boy, he last met me in Kolkata itself. My condolences to his family, friends and admirers. pic.twitter.com/uKWqSbHrVz
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 1, 2020
Amar Singh, 64, had gone to a hospital in Singapore in March for surgery in a kidney-related illness. He was one of the biggest leaders of the Samajwadi Party before he had a fallout with the leadership in 2010. However, in 2016, he was elected as an independent Rajya Sabha MP with help from the party.