Bollywood Actor Om Puri passes away after a heart attack.

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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:


Indian actor Om Puri smiles during his felicitation ceremony organized by the "Rotry Club of Mumbai" in Bombay August 15, 2004. REUTERS/ Shyam Sunder/Files

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