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Rajya Sabha MP, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passes away

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in a tweet that he felt very sad to hear the news of the demise of Amar Singh. "May his soul rest in peace," he said

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He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months. Photo: PTI

MP and former leader Amar Singh, 64, passed away on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months.

Several leaders paid tributes to Singh. PM Narendra Modi tweeted: "Ji was an energetic public figure. In the last few decades, he witnessed some of the major political developments from close quarters. He was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his friends & family. Om Shanti."

Union minister Nitin Gadkari said in a tweet that he felt very sad to hear the news of the demise of "May his soul rest in peace," he said.

"Saddened to know about the death of senior leader and parliamentarian Amar Singh," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain also paid his tributes. "Sad at demise of Amar Singh. He was friend of friends," Hussain said in a tweet.

Earlier in the day, the former Samajwadi leader had posted messages on Twitter, paying tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary and also wishing people on Eid.

First Published: Sat, August 01 2020. 17:40 IST
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