Google honoured on Saturday, renowned Bollywood actor Amrish Puri on his birth anniversary with a doodle. The doodle was unveiled by Google on what would have been the veteran actor’s 87th birthday. The doodle was made by a Pune-based guest artist Debangshu Moulik, and aims to celebrate the life and legacy of the much-loved actor. In the past, Google Doodles have celebrated noted musicians such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, actors such as Madhubala and female rights activist Inji Aflatoun. Each day, Google Doodle celebrates a historical fact, event, personality or iconic image through a sketch.
Amrish Puri is known for his iconic roles in innumerable Bollywood movies and built up a reputation as Bollywood’s villain. His most notable role however is Mogambo in Mr. India in which his dialogue, ‘Mogambo khush hua' went on to become his signature line which is popular till this date.
Puri was born in Punjab on this day in 1932 and always had a penchant for acting. He worked tirelessly in theatres and partook in several voice over projects, after which he landed his first film at the age of 39. He made his Bollywood debut with the film Reshma Aur Shera in 1971. After several successful years in Bollywood, Amrish Puri also made it big in Hollywood. His film, Gandhi, also went on to win an Oscar. Further, he also acted in pivotal roles in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
The veteran actor worked in over 200 films and also acted in foreign-language fims like Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil as well. Puri passed away on December 27, 2004 after suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome.He is survived by wife, Urmila Diveker and two children Namrata and Rajiv Puri.