Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh passed away in Singapore where he was undergoing treatment. He was 64.
Earlier today, he had tweeted a tribute to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his death anniversary.
The Rajya Sabha MP had been facing health related issues for the past few years and has been undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore.
Amar Singh was also known for his contacts in the business and film industry.
Conveying his condolences to the family, the defence minister said Amar Singh, who was very energetic and humorous, had friends in all political parties.
Amar Singh's name had emerged in the alleged cash for votes scam and he was arrested as well. He was expelled from Samajwady Party a few years back, and had warmed up to the RSS.
"My sincere condolences to the family of Shri Amar Singh ji. I express my deepest condolences to his bereaved wife and daughters in this sad moment," Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted.
The veteran politician is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters.
First Published: IST