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Former SP leader, RS MP Amar Singh dies in Singapore hospital from prolonged illness

Former SP leader, RS MP Amar Singh dies in Singapore hospital from  prolonged illness

New Delhi, Aug 1 (UNI) Former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Saturday died in a Singapore hospital, following prolonged illness, sources said.



He was 64 and survived by wife Pankaja and two daughters.



A former Samajwadi Party leader, Amar Singh was ill for a very long time and was undergoing treatment in a Singapore hospital for several months.



He had earlier suffered kidney failure in 2013. The sources said that Amar Singh had recently undergone a second kidney transplant.

Though the transplant was successful and Singh was recovering, there was a wound in the wall of his abdomen, which wasn't healing and had become infectious.



The infection made it difficult for Singh to survive. The doctors tried to revive him, but failed.



Sources said that Amar Singh's mortal remains were being handed over to his family.





BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Shahnawaz Hussain and Kalraj Misra paid condolences to Amar Singh.



In his condolence message, Mr Rajnath said, 'Saddened to know about the death of senior leader and Parliamentarian Amar Singh.'





Shahnawaz Hussain also paid tributes to Amar Singh.



"No matter which party he belonged to, he had good relations with everybody,' Mr Hussain said.

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra expressed sorrow on Amar Singh's death.



'He will be remembered for all his contributions. We had very close relations. This is a personal loss for me,' Mr Misra said.



Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh also condoled the death of Amar Singh.



'I am very sorry to hear about the sad demise of a very dear friend Amar Singh ji. He was a fearless politician and had the guts to speak out his mind. We shall miss him,' Mr Digvijay said.



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