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Veteran actor Anupam Shyam hospitalized, family seeks financial aid

The actor has been admitted to the ICU at Lifeline Medicare hospital in Goregaon, Mumbai, after he collapsed on Monday night.

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Veteran actor Anupam Shyam's family appealed for help after he was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Lifeline Medicare hospital in Goregaon on Monday following a kidney infection.

The actor had been undergoing dialysis at Apex Kidney Care in Malad, where he collapsed and was rushed to hospital.

Veteran film journalist S Ramachandran put out a message on social media about his family needing help. The 62-year-old had been part of films like Zakhm (1998), Lagaan (2001), Nayak (2001), Lajja (2001) and, more recently, Munna Michael (2017). He became widely known with his television forays in shows like Mann Ki Awaaz: Pratigya and Krishna Chali London.

In an interview with the website, Anupam Shyam's brother said, "I was getting his dialysis done in a Malad hospital, but yesterday after his dialysis he collapsed and they suggested we take him to some other hospital which has an ICU. So I got him admitted to this hospital, but it is expensive and we don’t have money for the treatment. All of what he has earned has already been spent on his medication. We are really in need of money. I request you all to spread the word in his fraternity so that someone can come forward and help us."

The brother added that the actor had been undergoing dialysis for the past six months and had been struggling to get by in the COVID-19-induced lockdown period. He had even opted for ayurvedic treatment as he could not afford the regular expenses of dialysis.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee has reportedly got in touch with the family and promised help.