Om Puri Dies Aged 66
Bollywood mourns the demise of the veteran actor
Veteran actor Om Puri has died aged 66, according to reports. He reportedly suffered a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai.
He was known for his performances in critically acclaimed films like Ardh Satya and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.
Om Puri was also seen in a number of foreign films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and The Hundred-Foot Journey, opposite Helen Mirren.
Bollywood took to Twitter to pay tributes to the veteran actor.
Mahesh Bhatt tweeted, “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?”
Anupam Kher tweeted, “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.”
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.”