Modi leads tributes after Indian politician Amar Singh dies

Modi leads tributes after Indian politician Amar Singh dies

Although he was mostly with the SP, but he made friends across the spectrum of political parties.

At one point of time, Amar Singh was considered to be one of the most powerful politicians in India due to his links with the Bachchan family and Anil Ambani, the younger brother of India's richest businessman, Mukesh Ambani.

Kalraj Mishra, another senior BJP leader, expressed grief on Amar Singh's death. "I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved wife and daughters in this sad moment", Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted.

Amar Singh, who passed away at Singapore on Saturday following prolonged illness, was one of his kind among hoards of politicians in the Capital. The early days of post first-phase of liberalisation saw Amar Singh play a role in giving a push to reforms in telecom and petroleum sectors, a contribution recalled by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today. However, in 2010 there was a fallout and Singh resigned from all party posts and was soon expelled. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.


The former Samajwadi Party leader, however, had praised party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav while he was leaving, with a parting note: "I am blessed by him. he has given me liberation".

Earlier in March this year, when rumours of his death were doing the rounds, Singh had released a video on social media revealing he was unwell but alive. "Om Shanti." While many people have been mourning Singh's demise, his former close friend Amitabh Bachchan, who is now hospitalised for his COVID 19 treatment, also shared a gloomy post after the news of the veteran politician's death surfaced. "We had very close relations".

It was he who brought actor Jaya Prada, who was once a Telugu Desam Party MP, into the Samajwadi Party, and she was elected to Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur twice.

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