Veteran actor Anupam Shyam passed away in a hospital in Mumbai on Monday morning following multiple organ failure, reports said.

He was 63.

The renowned actor was admitted to a city hospital in Mumbai due to kidney infection last week.

Shyam is best known for his work on the TV show “Mann Kee Awaaz: Pratigya” and appearances in films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Bandit Queen”, was admitted to Lifeline hospital in suburban Goregaon four days ago.

Shyam breathed his last at the hospital amid the presence of his two brothers, Anurag and Kanchan.

“The doctors informed us about his death 40 minutes ago. I was at the hospital, with his brothers Anurag and Kanchan. His body is still there in the hospital.

“I got to know that he’s no more. So we rushed here & found he was still breathing. The doctor later declared him dead. He was hospitalised for 4 days. He had high blood sugar & used to take injections during shooting of his last film,” said Yashpal Sharma

“It’ll be brought to his residence, New Dindoshi, MHADA colony in the morning. The funeral will take place later in the day,” Sharma said.

In his nearly three-decade-long career, Shyam featured in films like “Satya”, “Dil Se”, “Lagaan”, “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi” and received critical acclaim for his role as Thakur Sajjan Singh on “Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya”, which aired in 2009 on Star Plus, ND TV reported.

He had recently resumed shooting for season two of his show “Mann Ki Awaaz: Pratigya”.

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