Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has died after battling an illness. He was 64. The Rajya Sabha MP had gone to a hospital in Singapore in March for surgery in a kidney-related illness.
Amar Singh was a key leader in the Samajwadi Party at a time when the party moved to support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2008, after the Communist Party of India withdrew from the government over a nuclear deal with the US.
Amar Singh and his protege, actor Jaya Prada, were expelled from the Samajwadi Party in February 2010 for “anti-party activities”.
The former Samajwadi Party leader, however, praised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav while he was leaving, with a parting note: “I am blessed by him… he has given me liberation.”
Amar Singh, the Bachchan family and Anil Ambani were at on point seen almost like an extended family. But way back in 2016, the relationship, at least between the Bachchans and Singhs suffered a major blow when Mr Singh went public with his complaints against Jaya Bachchan.