|Birth name||Samuel Joseph|
|Also known as||Shyam|
|Origin||Mylapore, Tamil Nadu, India|
From the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, Shyam had a prolific run as a composer in the Malayalam film industry, composing for nearly 200 films. Working with all major directors of the time, Shyam had scored for many hits of Jayan and the early films of Mammootty and Mohanlal.
Shyam assisted legendary Malayalam film composer G. Devarajan, joining him as his violinist. He also apprenticed under maestros M. S. Viswanathan and Salil Chowdhury, the former rechristening him 'Shyam'.
- http://www.hindu.com/fr/2005/09/16/stories/2005091601150200.htm Mark of the master composer, musician, The Hindu
- http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/10/27/stories/2003102701820200.htm Play it again, Shyam, The Hindu]*Shyam the King of 80's (orkut community)
- Shyam at MSI