We express our condolences to his family and loved ones. In the video, he made an appeal to all his followers to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against coronavirus. "I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved wife and daughters in this sad moment", Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted.
Leaders across the Indian political spectrum paid tribute to him on Saturday. Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that Amar Singh had a friendly association with all political parties.
"May God give shelter to the soul of Shri Amar Singh ji in his deeds". In January 2010, he resigned from all the posts of the Samajwadi Party and was later expelled by chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on February 2, 2010. The early days of post first-phase of liberalisation saw Amar Singh play a role in giving a push to reforms in telecom and petroleum sectors, a contribution recalled by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today.More news: Toronto and Peel moving into Stage 3 Friday
He was expelled by the SP along with his protege, Jaya Prada, in 2010 for anti-party activities.
Condolences poured in on social media after the news of his passing broke.
He is survived by his wife Pankaja and twin daughters Disha and Drishti.More news: Trump says he plans to ban TikTok from US
A flamboyant politician who often did not pay much heed to demands of political correctness in his interactions, including with the media, Amar Singh shot into the league of top politicians as Mulayam Singh Yadav's close aide. "No matter which party he belonged to, he had good relations with everybody".
Amar Singh and the Bachchans were also very close at one point.
Singh 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.More news: Animal Crossing New Horizons - How to Get King Tut Mask