Om Puri Dead: Veteran Actor Passes Away at the Age of 66
Veteran bollywood actor is no more. Today, 6th January, 2017, the actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack. He was just 66 years old.
Om Puri’s close friend, Ashok Pandit said that, “Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.”
He also tweeted on his twitter account,
Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) 6 January 2017
Bollywood actor, Om Puri’s body is at his residence in Andheri and his close friends and colleagues from Bollywood have arrived to pay their tribute.
The Veteran actor has appeared in mainstream Bollywood cinema and also in Pakistani, British and Hollywood films. He has received an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
The famous bollywood actor was last seen in a Pakistani comedy film, Actor in Law, which released in September 2016. He also lent his voice for the character of Bagheera in The Jungle Book.
He has also worked in highly praised films such as Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).
Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 6 January 2017
RIP Om Puri.
We have lost one of our finest.
A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) 6 January 2017
Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP ?
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) 6 January 2017
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) 6 January 2017
Goodbye Om! A part of me goes with you today. How can I ever forget those passionate nights we spent together talking about cinema & life ?
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) 6 January 2017
It’s a sad day for cinema … we just lost one of our greats… gone but will never be forgotten … #RIPOmPuri Saab …
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) 6 January 2017