Om Puri died: Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away in Mumbai on Friday early morning after a massive heart attack. The actor was 66. Puri returned home last evening after a shoot. Reportedly his door bell went unanswered on Friday morning, following which his driver raised an alarm.
Confirming the sad news his demise, Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who was a close friend of the actor, ”Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.” on Twitter.
He also took to Twitter to share the news, “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.”
The legendary actor has appeared in mainstream Bollywood cinema as well as Pakistani, British and Hollywood films. The actor has received an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the legendary actor on Twitter. “The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films,” the official account of the PMO India tweeted.
Anupam Kher @AnupamPkher
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.
Mahesh Bhatt @MaheshNBhatt
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 ?
Karan Johar @karanjohar
Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….
Kamaal R Khan: I m shocked to hear sad demise of Actor OM PURI JI. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I pray to Almighty may his soul Rest in peace.
Sushant Singh: Devasted, just spoke to him last evening and today he is gone.. just like that … OM PURI JI.. R.I.P
Boman Irani: RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit. Will miss you Puri Saab.