Bollywood veteran actor Om Puri has passed away, he was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66. The reports suggest that the actor succumbed to a major heart attack. Om Puri had played a meaty and memorable role in ‘Actor In Law’ and his sudden demise has left us shocked.
Om Puri had been a part of Bollywood since four decades and has a Life Time Achievement Award to his credit. His death came as a shock to both nations. Many Pakistani celebrities paid their tributes, send condolences to his family and even shared the grief of losing such an artist.
RIP #OmPuri you were definitely a star a legend a beautiful actor
— HUMAIMA MALICK (@HumaimaMalick) January 6, 2017
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) January 6, 2017
Rest in peace Om Puri. A true giant of cinema, a hero of mine, and one of the most masterfully talented, humble, and warm souls I ever met. Working with him was an honour. I remember seeing him in classic Bollywood films as well as groundbreaking British cinema like 'My Son the Fanatic' and 'East is East'. He transcended cultural boundaries in a way no one else had at that point, bridging the gap I felt in myself, a consistent presence in both Hindi and English films. I once asked him what film he was proudest of, he told me 'Ardh Satya', where he played an idealistic young cop in a corrupt police force, was one of his first big lead roles and he had a soft spot for it. His charisma shines through from the first frame. In a way Om was like this character, a beacon of warmth in an industry often awash with ego. He was someone who seemed to be doing it for the right reasons, still so humble and cool despite being an icon. He remains an inspiration to so many. Thank you Om-ji, for your incredible gift to us all.
A fine actor & a courageous human being; Om Puri stood his ground and relentlessly worked for peace & harmony in toughest times #RIPOmPuri
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) January 6, 2017