Popular television actor Anupam Shyam's brother Anurag has claimed that Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan had promised to help them, but stopped picking their calls. The actor had allegedly assured them a dialysis centre in Pratapgarh.
Anupam Shyam passed away on Monday at the age of 63, in Mumbai, due to multiple organ failure. The actor wasn't keeping well from last few years and was also on dialysis.
Anupam's brother Anurag Shyan, in a recent interview, revealed that the 'Lagaan' actor was upset about not being able to meet his ailing mother before her demise. Shyam's mother was in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh at the time and the town had no dialysis centre.
Anurag told Aajtak, "Our family has been facing a lot. My mother died last month. Anupam was shocked that he could not go to Pratapgarh . Without a dialysis centre in the town, going there would have been a major health risk for Anupam. We urged for a dialysis centre in Pratapgarh and Anupam even went to Aamir Khan for the same."
"Aamir Khan gave us the assurance but stopped picking our calls after a few months," he said.
In 2020, the actor was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and had started his dialysis. Cine And TV Artists Associated (CINTAA) had appealed on behalf of the actor to provide financial help.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced Rs 20 lakh assistance for the treatment of the actor.
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood had also come forward for help.
Shyam had gained fame as Thakur Sajjan Singh in a popular TV series 'Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya'. He has also made appearances in films like Slumdog Millionaire, Bandit Queen, Dil Se, Lagaan and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.
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