Veteran Hindi film actor Anupam Shyam passed away on Monday due to multiple organ failure. He was 63. He was admitted to the Lifeline hospital in suburban Goregaon last week due to a kidney infection. The news of the 63-year-old actor's passing away was confirmed by his friend and actor Yashpal Sharma who said he breathed his last at the hospital in the presence of his two brothers, Anurag and Kanchan. 

Anupam Shyam is best known for his roles in films like Ram Gopal Varma's SatyaMani Ratnam's Dil Se.. starring Shah Rukh Khan, Zakhm, Lagaan, Shankar's Nayak: The Real Hero with Anil Kapoor in the lead, Aamir Khan's The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey, Golmaal, including Slumdog Millionaire to name a notable few and is best remembered for his work on the TV show Mann Kee Awaaz: Pratigya. Yashpal Sharma told news agency PTI, "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.It'll be brought to his residence, New Dindoshi, MHADA colony in the morning. The funeral will take place later in the day."

Many notable film industry personalities have been expressing their condolences over the news of Anupam Shyam's passing away. Leading Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai tweeted, "Rest in peace my friend !!! You loved it fully both as an actor and as a person!!! Bahut yaad aaoge Dilli aur mumbai me bitaye din bhi yaad aayenge !!! जो जिया अच्छा जिया मेरे दोस्त !! प्रभु तुम्हारी आत्मा को शांति दें !!! 🙏🙏🙏". Hindi film director Ashoke Pandit paid his respects and said, "Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest actors & a great human being #AnupamShyam due to multiple organ failure. My heartfelt condolences to his family .  A great loss to the film & tv industry .ॐ शान्ति ! 🙏"Veteran actor Manoj Joshi wrote, "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."