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In Pics: Veteran politician Amar Singh dies at the age of 64

In Pics: Veteran politician Amar Singh dies at the age of 64

Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who was admitted to a hospital in Singapore, passed away on Saturday afternoon at the age of 64.
He was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months
Singh is survived by wife Pankaja and two daughters. He had suffered kidney failure in the year 2013 and had earlier undergone a kidney transplant.
Singh had last tweeted around three-hours ago, in which he had paid tribute to the revolutionary freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Earlier in March this year when rumours surfaced about the veteran politician's death, he had tweeted immediately at that time saying 'Tigar Zinda Hai'.
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.
In 2015, he was once rushed to the Fortis Hospital in New Delhi after he complained of uneasiness and had complained of pain.
Amar Singh, a sitting Rajya Sabha MP, had been facing health-related issues for over a decade.
Amar Singh, a former general secretary of the Samajwadi Party, was once known to be very close to the party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. However, in 2010, Amar Singh resigned from all party posts and was soon expelled from the party. In 2011, Amar Singh was sent to the Tihar Jail in Delhi facing charges of corruption in the infamous 'cash for vote case'.

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