Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh dies aged 64

Leaders across the political spectrum condoled Amar Singh’s death and said he was one of those politicians who had friends in all parties

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Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh died at a Singapore hospital on Saturday. Singh had been undergoing treatment at the hospital for several months and had lately been admitted to its intensive care unit. He was 64.

Leaders across the political spectrum condoled Amar Singh’s death and said he was one of those politicians who had friends in all parties

The flamboyant businessman-politician, who once counted India’s most influential icons from industry, politics and Bollywood among his closest friends, had been a key player in the cut and thrust of Indian politics till about a decade ago. Back in 2008, he also helped the then Manmohan Singh government survive a crucial trust vote that eventually led to his arrest three years later. He was accused of offering bribes to three BJP MPs to get them to support the UPA.

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