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Modi leads tributes after Indian politician Amar Singh dies

Singh held huge political energy throughout the left-wing celebration till 2010, when he left the bloc to change into an impartial politician.

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

Leaders throughout the Indian political spectrum paid tribute to him on Saturday.

“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.”

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind added: “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.”

Opposition chief Rajya Sabha additionally despatched condolences, describing Singh as “a fighter throughout his life.”

Singh had battled ailing well being for a number of years however continued to ship messages on his Twitter web page, celebrating Eid and paying tribute to revolutionary fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak hours earlier than his dying.

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