NewDelhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader and sitting Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has passed away today in Singapore. He was 64 and had been hospitalised for a long time.
Amar Singh had been battling health issues for several years. In 2015, he was once rushed to the Fortis Hospital in New Delhi after he complained of uneasiness and had complained of pain. He had been hospitalised in Singapore at least since March this year. In March, Amar Singh rubbished rumours about his deaths with a video tweet saying 'Tiger zinda hai' and though "well wishers" want him dead, he is alive, awaiting surgery.
Amar Singh was born on January 27, 1956, in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. He was an alumnus of the of St. Xavier's College and University College of Law, Kolkata from where he earned his LLB. Amar Singh, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, had been facing health-related issues for over a decade and had undergone a kidney transplant.