Rajya Sabha MP and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh died at the age of 64 on Saturday. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore for several months now. He is survived by wife Pankaja and twin daughters. Back in 2013, Amar Singh had suffered kidney failure in Dubai.
In addition to his political affiliations, Singh was known for his connections in Bollywood. His friendship with Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was always the talk of the town. The duo went through many up and downs, however, they almost settled their differences in this February.
In February 2020, Amar Singh took to Twitter to confess that he regretted his overreaction against Amitabh Bachchan and his family.
"Today is my father's death anniversary and I got a message for the same from @SrBachchan ji. At this stage of life when I am fighting a battle of life and death I regret for my over reaction against Amit ji and family. God bless them all (sic)," wrote Singh on Twitter.
Amitabh Bachchan and Amar Singh were close friends until the two had a fallout a few years ago. Amar Singh had earlier said that it was Amitabh Bachchan's decision to end their friendship and also said that Amitabh and his wife Jaya were living separately.
Speaking to ABP Majha, Amar Singh said, "People blame me for every possible rift in the country."
Amar Singh further said, "People have said the same about me and the Bachchans. But even before I met Amitabh Bachchan, he and Jaya Bachchan were living separately. One of them was living in Pratiksha and the other lives in his other bungalow. There were also speculations about a problem between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Jaya. I am not responsible for that."
In 2015, in an interview given to The Telegraph, Singh Said "I regret the way they treated me opportunistically. But I maintain that a good human being can be a bad actor and a good actor may not necessarily be a good human being."
In 2016, while talking about the actor's link with the Panama Papers, Singh said, "I will pray for Amitabh Bachchan. He is also now embroiled in Panama papers. He said that his name has been misused and he does not know what it is all about."
While training his gun on the estranged friend, Singh also termed him as "just an actor" embroiled in several alleged offences whose name also figured in the Panama papers.
The feud which started with Jaya Bachchan's Rajya Sabha seat was long-drawn. Thus when the leader got accused of manipulating the situation to make the Bachchan family resign from the Sahara board it was the final nail in the coffin.
However, their differences came to end recently when the leader took to Twitter to confess that he regretted his overreaction against Amitabh Bachchan and his family.
An emotional Singh recorded the video and posted on his official Facebook account after receiving a message from Bachchan on the death anniversary of Singh's father.
“If not anything, he was elder to me. I should have been sober to him. I realise I must express regret for the harsh words I used (against them). In my mind, more than hatred, I had disappointment towards his behaviour. But it seems, he never had any disappointment, nor bitterness in him (against me)," said a feeble looking Amar Singh.
“He has some feelings. That's why he has conveyed his tributes on my father's death anniversary. Acknowledging that I would urge God to give justice to all according to their karma. We should leave it to the almighty," he added.
(With inputs from PTI)