Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away at 66 after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning (6th Jan 2017) at his residence in suburban Andheri, Mumbai.
Om Puri, one of India’s most critically acclaimed actors, who starred in films across Hollywood, Bollywood and UK. 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.
Bollywood actors, athletes and fans, including the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have posted tributes to Puri on social media.
The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 6, 2017
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) January 6, 2017
— Rahul Dev Official (@RahulDevRising) January 6, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 6, 2017
I have known #OmPuri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud remember him.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) 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
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
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
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
Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 6, 2017
Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP 🙏
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 6, 2017
RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of..
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) January 6, 2017
completely shocked to hear that om puri ji is no more.may his soul be blessed with peace!it will take long to come to terms with his demise!
— Manoj Bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) January 6, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 6, 2017
Omji… u were laughing with us on set jst a few days ago! We have lost one of the greatest actor & the warmest person in the film industry
— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) January 6, 2017