Actor Anupam Shyam, TV’s own Thakur Sajjan Singh, died following multiple organ failure on Monday. Shyam was hospitalised a few days ago for kidney-related issues and was put in an intensive care unit. He was put on ventilator for two days. On Monday morning, the 63-year-old breathed his last.
The actor’s demise saw tributes and condolences pour in from across television and film industries.
Actor Manoj Joshi tweeted, “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.”
Filmmaker and producer Ashoke Pandit said, “Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest actors & a great human being #Anupam Shyam due to multiple organ failure. My heartfelt condolences to his family. A great loss to the film & tv industry.”
Fans too took to Twitter to mourn the death of one of the most versatile actors of the Indian television industry.
In an acting career that ran into more than three decades, Shyam was part of cult films like “Satya”, “Dil Se”, “Lagaan” and “Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi”.
Shyam also received a great deal of critical acclaim for his role as Thakur Sajjan Singh on television show “Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya” that aired in 2009. He was shooting for season two of the same series.
Last year in March, after the actor was hospitalised with severe kidney issues, Shyam’s brother had appealed for monetary help as they were struggling to pay bills on a regular basis, reports TOI.
After recovering, Shyam had to undergo dialysis on a regular basis. During an interview some time ago, Shyam had said that even though he was not doing well health-wise, he had taken up the role of Sajjan Singh in Pratigya too because viewers loved his character and he did not want to let his fans down in the second season.