Actor Anupam Shyam died in Mumbai today at the age of 63 of multiple organ failure. The actor had been suffering from kidney ailment for the last few years and was hospitalised about a week ago. Admitted to the critical care unit of a city hospital, his health deteriorated on Sunday.
Actor Yashpal Sharma, a close friend of Anupam Shyam, told indianexpress.com that the veteran actor died at Lifeline hospital, Goregaon around 1.30 am. “I just returned home from the hospital. The doctors informed us he died due to multiple organ failure. His body will be brought to his residence, New Dindoshi, MHADA colony, at 5-6 in the morning, followed by the funeral later during the day around 11:30-12 PM.”
He said he had rushed to the hospital on reading reports of the actor passing away. On reaching there, he found him still breathing, however, the doctors soon declared him dead. “I got to know that he’s no more. So we rushed here and found he was still breathing. The doctor later declared him dead. He was hospitalised for 4 days. He had high blood sugar and used to take injections during shooting of his last film,” he told ANI.
Saddened by the demise of my friend and very talented actor Anupam Shyam ji. We have lost a great man.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends. ॐ शांति pic.twitter.com/bzRMUpqVQL
— Manoj Joshi (@actormanojjoshi) August 8, 2021
Rajan Shahi, producer of Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya 2, said in a statement, “I am deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Anupam Shyamji. May his family get all the strength to sail through these difficult times. I remember when we started with Pratigya season 2, he was extremely happy to work again and play his favourite character Sajjan Singh. He was always so lively and full of enthusiasm and will be remembered for his remarkable performances. May his soul rest in peace.”
Last year, Anupam Shyam had faced a health scare and his brother had to appeal for financial aid. The actor recuperated and recently joined the cast of Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya 2 as Sajjan Singh. He had said that while he goes for regular dialysis, his health had improved.
Known for playing antagonists, he began his Hindi film career in 1996 with Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum. He later starred in films like Dil Se, Satya, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Zakhm, Dushman and Slumdog Millionaire, among others.
While he started his television career with Benegal’s Amaravathi ki Kathaye, he found fame as Thakur Sajjan Singh in Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya (2009-2012). He returned as the same character in the show’s second iteration. He was also seen in shows such as Rishtey, Doli Armaano Ki, Krishna Chali London and Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath.