Sucheta Dalal :Amar Singh admitted in Singapore hospital for kidney treatment
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Amar Singh admitted in Singapore hospital for kidney treatment  

June 12, 2009


Mr Amar Singh, the ‘king-maker’ and public face of the Samajwadi Party, is admitted in Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Medical Centre for treatment of kidney and according informed sources to his health is deteriorating.
Mr Malik, from Mr Singh's residence, confirmed the news, but could not provide more details about his current health status.
Mr Singh was shifted to Singapore from Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai about three-four days earlier.
According to informed sources, both the kidneys of Amar Singh were affected, which could be a reason for worry to the Samajwadi Party. Since kidney transplant in India is still a cumbersome and time consuming process, Mr Singh was probably shifted to Singapore.
Surprisingly the main stream media seems unaware of the state of Amar Singh’s health probably because he was in Mumbai.
However a film-bazaar website repeated the news but more in the context of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan being likely to miss the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards because they are with Amar Singh and his family.
Is this another example of the Delhi-Mumbai divide? Amar Singh is big news in Delhi but a nobody in Mumbai- so his illness escapes attention of the media honchos in both cities.
The editor of a leading TV channel even dismissed the news as ‘can’t be serious’ since he had met Amar Singh at a party only last week.
Even before the elections, he was admitted in Kokilaben Hospital for a health check up.

-- Sucheta Dalal