Om Puri, one of India’s most critically acclaimed actors, who starred in films across Hollywood, Bollywood and the UK, had died in Mumbai.
The 66-year-old was found dead at his residence in suburban Andheri on Friday morning, reportedly after suffering a massive heart attack.
Puri, born in the northern state of Haryana, made his film debut in the 1976 film Ghashiram Kotwal. Some of his most notable films include Bhavni Bhavai, Sadgati, Ardh Satya, Mirch Masala, Dharavi, Aakrosh, Maachis, Gupt, Dhoop, Yuva, Don, Agneepath, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and others. He earned international fame in many British films, such as My Son the Fanatic, East Is East, The Parole Officer and others.
He also appeared in Hollywood films like City of Joy, Wolf, The Ghost and the Darkness among others.
He received an honorary OBE in 2004 for his contribution to British cinema and was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s Highest Civilian Award, in 1990.