Aar Paar ac­tor Shyama dead

Mid Day - - HITLIST -

VET­ERAN ac­tor Shyama passed away yes­ter­day. She was 82. The ac­tor, who had been bedrid­den for long, was suf­fer­ing from pro­longed ill­ness. The last rites were per­formed in the af­ter­noon.

Known for her roles in films like Aar Paar (1954) and Barsaat Ki Raat (1960), she was born in La­hore as Khur­shid Akhtar. Her screen name of Shyama was given by di­rec­tor Vi­jay Bhatt. Shyama mar­ried cin­e­matog­ra­pher Fali Mistry in 1953. The cou­ple had three chil­dren, a daugh­ter Shirin and two sons, Faroukh and Ro­hin. Mistry passed away in 1979.

Shyama had worked in sev­eral films with Johnny Walker, which in­cluded Musafir Khana (1955), Choo Man­tar (1956) and Khota Paisa (1958).

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