Amar Singh (Politician) Age, Wife, Death, Children, Family, Caste, Biography & More

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Age: 64 Years
Death Date: 01/08/2020
Wife: Pankaja Kumari Singh

Amar Singh

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSemi-Bald
PartySamajwadi Party (1996-2010)
Amar Singh was the member of Samajwadi Party
Rashtriya Lok Manch (2011-2012)
Rashtriya Lok Dal (2014)
Amar Singh was the member of Rashtriya Lok Dal
Samajwadi Party (2016-till his death)
Biggest RivalChoudhary Babulal (BJP)
Chaudhary Babulal was the main opponent of Amar Singh in the 2014 Elections
Political Journey• In November 1996, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha.
• In November 2002, he was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha.
• In November 2008, Mr. Singh became the Member of Rajya Sabha for the third time.
• In 2016, he was again elected to the Rajya Sabha.
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 January 1956 (Friday)
BirthplaceAzamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date of Death1 August 2020 (Saturday)
Place of DeathAt a Hospital in Singapore
Age (at the time of death) 64 Years
Death CauseKidney Failure [1]NDTV
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownAzamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
SchoolKhatri Vidyalaya, Kolkata, India
St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's College, Kolkata
University College of Law, The University of Calcutta
Educational QualificationB.A. and L.L.B
CasteRajput Thakur
AddressA-309 Surya Nagar Block-A, Ghaziabad-201001, Uttar Pradesh
HobbiesWatching Football and Cricket, Travelling, Listening to Music, Watching Movies
Controversies• In 2006, His phone call to Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu created a huge controversy. But later, this phone tapping was declared illegal by the court and a man called Anurag Singh was arrested for his misdeed.
• On 22 July 2008, he made an allegation on the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for kidnapping six MPs of his Samajwadi party from Uttar Pradesh and holding them captive in Uttar Pradesh Bhavan, New Delhi.
• In the Jamia Nagar Batla house encounter case, firstly, he met the family of a police officer, Mohan Chand Sharma, who died in encounter and gave ₹10 lakh cheque to the family. Later, he said that encounter might have been fake. The family of the Police Officer criticised him a lot and returned his cheque.
• On 24 August 2011, he was charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act by Delhi Police for offering bribes to three MPs of BJP in 2008.
• The book Clinton Cash (written by Peter Schweizer) called his $5 million donation in 2008 to Clinton Foundation into question.
• In 2013, he was arrested and sent to Tihar Jail for his involvement in Cash for Vote scam.
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/SpousePankaja Kumari Singh
Pankaja Kumari Singh, wife of Amar Singh
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters- Drishti Singh, Disha Singh
Amar Singh's daughters with Orlando Bloom
ParentsFather- Shri Harish Chandra Singh (Hardware Businessman)
Mother- Shrimati Shail Kumari Singh
SiblingsBrother- Arvind Singh (Congress Politician)
Arvind Singh, Younger Brother of Amar Singh
Sister- None
Favourite Things
PoliticianMulayam Singh Yadav
ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesJewellery worth more than ₹7 Crore and Immovable assets (e.g. Land, Buildings) worth more than ₹51 Crore
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹131 Crore (As in 2014)

Amar Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amar Singh

  • His parents were originally from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • He came into politics in 1985 for the first time when he was assigned to look after then UP chief minister Vir Bahadur Singh.

    Vir Bahadur Singh was looked after by Amar Singh

    Vir Bahadur Singh was looked after by Amar Singh

  • Mulayam Singh met Amar Singh for the first time at Vir Bahadur Singh’s resident in Lucknow and invited him to join Samajwadi Party. Soon, Amar Singh became the spokesperson of SP. Several other SP leaders became jealous of him.
  • Amar Singh had been a crucial member of the Samajwadi Party.
  • He played a key role in saving the UPA government in 1996 when the Communist Party of India withdrew their support over the proposed Nuclear Accord with the United States. At that time, with the help of him, Samajwadi Party supported the UPA government with its 39 MPs.
  • He played a minor role in the movie Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai and also played the role of a politician in director Shailendra Pandey’s 2017 Film JD.
  • In 2006, his phone call to Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu created a huge controversy. He filed a complaint in the Supreme Court and got restraining orders against its publication in the media.

  • Amar Singh and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan were very close friends. After some controversial moments, they ended their relationship.

  • On 19 February 2013, he was admitted to a hospital in Singapore due to his kidney failure.
  • Amar Singh and veteran actress Jaya Prada were also good friends. They would often go to each other’s home at family events.
  • Amar Singh’s wife, Pankaja Kumari Singh has property worth more than Rs. 100 Crore.