Indian politician, Amar Singh dies at the age of 64

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New Delhi, India — Indian politician and former leading figure of the Samajwadi Party, Amar Singh dies at the age of 64.

Until 2010, Singh held vast political power within the left-wing party until he left the bloc to become an independent politician.

Singh was subsequently elected as a member of parliament by voters in Uttar Pradesh in India’s Rajya Sabha.

The politician passed away at Saturday and the leaders across the Indian political spectrum paid tribute to him on the same day.

“Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure,” Modi wrote. “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.”

Ram Nath Kovind, Indian president said that: “Sad to hear of the demise of senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Shri Amar Singh. A man of many parts, Singh was an able parliamentarian. Condolences to his family, friends and well-wishers.”

The opposition leader of Singh, Rajya Sabha had also given his condolences, describing Singh as “a fighter throughout his life.”

The 64-year-old Politician had battled ill health for several years but continued to send messages on his Twitter page, celebrating Eid and paying tribute to revolutionary fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak hours before his death.