Veteran Bollywood Actor Om Puri passes away after a massive heart attack

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January 6, 2017

Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning. The actor was 66.

Om Puri, Acting giant of Ardh Satya and Jaane bhi Do Yaroo, Dies at 66

January 6, 2017

Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning. The actor was 66.

Om Puri, Acting giant of Ardh Satya and Jaane bhi Do Yaroo, Dies at 66

Om Puri’s friends and colleagues from Bollywood reached his Andheri residence to pay their last respects to the actor. Puri’s body was taken to Cooper hospital for postmortem, following which the funeral will take place.

Confirming the news to indianexpress.com, filmmaker Ashok Pandit — a close friend of Puri — said, “Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.”

He also took to Twitter to share the news, “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP."

Actor Shabana Azmi shared more details via tweet. She posted, “OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.”

The actor has appeared in mainstream Bollywood cinema as well as Pakistani, British and Hollywood films. The actor also received an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.

An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India as well as National School of Drama, Puri was on the forefront of what was called art films movement in the 70s. He has worked in acclaimed films such as Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).


Courtesy: Indian Express

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