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New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh Singh passed away at the age of 64 after a prolonged illness at a private hospital in Singapore, Saturday.

Singh, 64, had undergone kidney transplant in 2011 and was not keeping well for a long time. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore since several months.

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

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.

Vice President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha, M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed his profound grief over the untimely demise of Amar Singh, a sitting independent Member of Rajya Sabha.

Expressing sorrow over Singh's passing away at a relatively young age, the Vice President said that the country has lost an able Parliamentarian.

"Singh was popular across the political spectrum and always strove for the uplift of the downtrodden and marginalized sections of society", he added.

"Amar Singh Ji was an energetic public figure. He was known for his friendships across many spheres of life. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his friends & family," tweeted PM Narendra Modi.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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