Amar Singh passes away: Modi pays tribute to 'energetic public figure'; Akhilesh Yadav recalls his association with SP

Amar Singh, Rajya Sabha member and former leader of Samajwadi Party, passed away on Saturday in Singapore at the age of 64. Singh had been suffering from kidney ailments for a long time. He was undergoing treatment in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital for the past few months. He had undergone a transplant in 2009 and in 2018.

Singh was with the Samajwadi Party for a large part of his political career and was regarded as one of the most powerful politicians of his time.

He was born on 27 January 1956 in Aligarh. Singh was an alumnus of the St. Xavier's College and University College of Law, Kolkata, from where he attained his LLB.

President Ram Nath Kovind expressed condolences over the passing away of Amar Singh and said he "was a man of many parts".

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