Om Puri Died Due To Heart Attack on 6 January 2017
New Delhi: Indian versatile actor Om Puri has passed away this morning due to heart attack. Om puri was 66 years old. He was a versatile actor of Bollywood film industry. He also worked in Hollywood and Lollywood (Pakistan film Industry). Om Puri,s friends and colleagues have reached his residence in Andheri to pay their respects to Om Puri. Puri,s bod was taken to Cooper hospital for postmortem. Hi s body was then handed over to relatives and now his body is at his residence. Om Puri, wife has already passed away in 2013. Om Puri was born in India on 18 October 1950 in Ambala.
Actor Shabana Azmi shared more details via tweet. She posted, “OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.”
The 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. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled his death. “The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theater & films,” PMO India tweeted.
Om Puri funeral Footage
Puri’s friends in Bollywood were left shell shocked by his death. 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 ?
An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India as well as National School of Drama, Puri was on the forefront of what was called art films movement in the 70s. He has worked in acclaimed films such as Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).