Om Puri, celebrated Indian actor, dies of an heart attack

06 January 2017     Comments  

Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away, he was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66 and had suffered major heart attack.

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri,has died aged 66, a family member has told the news agencies.

The actor suffered a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai early on Friday, reports say.Om Puri, who acted in both mainstream and art films, was known for his gritty performances in a number of landmark Indian films in the 1980s.

He is a versatile actor also appeared in a number of Indian, Pakistani, British and Hollywood films.

Number of Indian celebrities led the tributes to the actor.

Boman Irani also tweeted: “RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.”

Anil Kapoor also tweeted "An actor, a teacher, a friend & a great soul #OmPuri ji. Filled with passion for his craft & innocence in his heart. We will miss him."

Farhan Akhtar tweeted "Om-ji, there will never be anyone like you again... as an actor or as a person. Will miss you tremendously. Sad sad day."

Akshay Kumar tweeted "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"

Karan Johar said "Solid actor....Solid filmography....immense talent.... #RIPOmPuri ....cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist...."

Shabana Azmi tweeted "OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm"

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