Popular actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack today (Friday, 6th January, 2017) early morning. His death left his fans and friends in Bollywood shocked. An actor par excellence who has worked in Indian films across various languages, Pakistani, Hollywood and British films, Om Puri’s death left his friends and colleagues shocked.
The actor’s best work included his performance in “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”. Among Puri’s well known films were Aakrosh (1980), Ardh Satya (1982) for which he won the National Award for Best Actor, and British film East is East (1999). Puri is one of the few Bollywood actors who have worked in a Pakistani film – Actor in Law released in 2016.
Tributes for the actor started flowing immediately after the news of demise broke. Bollywood actors Anupam Kher, Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Boman Irani, Ritesh Dehsmukh and Rishi Kapoor remembered him on their twitter accounts. Have a look:
R I P. Will miss you Om! pic.twitter.com/UD6S7y6qUi
— Rishi Kapoor -“Book” (@chintskap) January 6, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films…heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIP
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 6, 2017
The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 6, 2017
Very saddened by the news of Om Puri ji’s passing. Worked with him on many films and learnt so much from him. Immense talent. #RIPOmPuri
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) January 6, 2017
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) January 6, 2017
OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 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) January 6, 2017
Shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news. We have lost a wonderful actor and person. RIP Om Puri you will be greatly missed
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) January 6, 2017
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 6, 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) January 6, 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) January 6, 2017