New Delhi: Former Samajwadi Party leader and a Rajya Sabha MP, Amar Singh died in Singapore on Saturday (August 1, 2020).
Singh was 64 and had been undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments in Singapore for a long time.
Singh was a flamboyant businessman-politician, who had connections amongst India’s most influential icons from industry, politics and Bollywood including megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Here are the tributes from several Bollywood icons to Amar Singh’s life and his influence.
Bollywood’s Shehenshah who is recovering from COVID-19 and is under observation at a hospital posted a picture on Twitter with his head bowed down. Although, the 77-year old didn’t put a caption on Twitter, he wrote on his blog – शोक ग्रस्त , मस्तिष्क झुका , प्रार्थनाएँ केवल रहीं , निकट प्राण , सम्बंध निकट , वो आत्मा नहीं रही !(Mourned, bowed head, only prayers left, close life, close relationship, that soul is no more!)
Another Bollywood versatile actor Anil Kapoor paid tribute and said, “Amar Singh ji was a doston ka dost, always there when you needed him and passionately loved films and it’s music…he will be truly missed…may he rest in peace. My heartfelt prayers & condolences to the family.”
Music Composer and Singer Adnan Sami took to his official Twitter account and wrote, “Saddened to learn of the passing away of #AmarSingh ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family & may his soul rest in peace.”
Amar Singh is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.