Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s sister, Syama Tamshi Siddiqui, passed away after a long battle with cancer, family sources said on Sunday. She was 26. Syama, who died on Saturday, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 18 and was battling the disease for eight years.
According to a report by Amar Ujala, the news of Syama’s death was disclosed by the actor’s brother Ayazuddin Siddiqui. Not only that, but he also revealed the news to the channel that Nawazuddin was in the USA when Syama breather her last. Meanwhile, her funeral will take place at the actor’s ancestral village in Uttar Pradesh, Budhana where apparently the whole family is present. Also, the funeral is supposed to take place on Sunday.
For the unversed, it was last year when Nawazuddin had disclosed the fact in a social media post that Syama was diagnosed with cancer when she was only 18 years old.
My sister ws diagnosed of advanced stage #breastcancer @ 18
bt it ws her will power & courage dat made her stand agnst all d odds
she turns 25 2day & still fighting
M thankful 2 Dr.@koppiker & @Lalehbusheri13 fr motivating her
& m rly grateful 2 @resulp Sir fr introducng me 2 dem pic.twitter.com/xHsBK8uJDP— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 13, 2018
It was only some time ago when Nawazuddin’s show McMafia won the best drama series award at the International Emmys 2019. When the awards were being announced the actor was in New York for the event. In the series, Nawazuddin had played the role of Dilly Mahmood.
Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who introduced the ‘Sacred Games’ actor to the doctors, expressed shocked at Syama’s demise. “I am shocked to hear this news,” Resul told ABP News. Syama’s funeral is said to take place at the family’s native place in Uttar Pradesh’s Budhana. We extend our deepest condolences to Nawazuddin and his family.