Nawazuddin Siddiqui loses 26 year old sister to cancer

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui had tweeted about his sister Syama on Twitter last October, with a picture of the siblings posing together. 

He had then shared that she was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at 18 and was still fighting the odds at 25. 

At 26 Syama Tamshi Siddiqui, lost her 8 year long battle with cancer. She passed away on Sunday. 

During the time of her death, Nawazuddin was shooting in the US for No Land's Man. 

It was just before his trip to US that Nawaz was in Singapore for the Singapore International Film Festival where he received an award and conversed with fans and media. 

Syama’s funeral will take place at the actor's ancestral village Budhana in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Condolences are pouring in for the popular actor from the Bollywood fraternity, co-actors and fans from all over the world