- Nawazuddin tweeted about his sister battling cancer last year
- Syama Tamshi Siddiqui's funeral was held on Sunday
- She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 18
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sister Syama Tamshi Siddiqui died on Saturday after a long battle with cancer, said news agency PTI, citing family sources. She was 26. Syama Tamshi Siddiqui was diagnosed with advanced stage of breast cancer at the age of 18, which the Sacred Games actor had revealed in a post earlier. According to PTI, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was busy with the shooting schedule of Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's upcoming film No Land's Man in the US when the news of his sister's death reached him. The funeral was held at Nawazuddin Siddiqui's ancestral village Budhana in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, reported PTI.
In October last year, Nawazuddin Siddiqui had tweeted about his sister's battle with cancer on her 25th birthday and wrote this emotional note: "My sister was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer at 18 but it was her will power and courage that made her stand against all the odds. She turns 25 today and (is) still fighting..." read Nawazuddin's tweet, who also added a thank you note for the doctors "for motivating" Syama.
Take a look at Nawazuddin Siddiqui's tweet here:
My sister ws diagnosed of advanced stage #breastcancer @ 18— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) October 13, 2018
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
On the work front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was last seen in the comedy Motichoor Chaknachoor, in which he co-starred with Athiya Shetty. The movie received a cold response at the box office. He also has Bole Chudiyan in his line-up. In November, Nawazuddin Siddiqui attended the International Emmy Awards in New York to represent Netflix series Sacred Games and UK series McMafia, of which the latter won the Best Drama Series.
(With PTI inputs)