Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri dies of heart attack at 66

06 January 2017, 12:25 PM
Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at 66 (File Source: Twitter/ Riteish Deshmukh: )
Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at 66 (File Source: Twitter/ Riteish Deshmukh: )

Veteran actor Om Puri passes away on Friday morning. He was 66.

As per reports, Om Puri suffered severe cardiac arrest at his residence this morning. 

Om Puri was born on 18, October, 1950 in Ambala to a Punjabi family. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He was also an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama where Naseeruddin Shah was a co-student.

In 1993, the actor married Nandita Puri. The couple however got seperated in 2013.The couple have a son named Ishaan.  

Not only was he a stalwart of the 'Indian Art Cinema' movement, which reached its zenith in the 80s, but Puri established himself as a successful actor in Hollywood too.

Read | Nation mourns as veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri dies of heart attack at 66

Om Puri has won accolades for his exemplary acting skills. The actor had been awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India and Order of British Empire, National Award (Best Actor for Ardh Satya and Arohan) besides many others.

Also Read: All you need to know about Om Puri

As the news of the death of veteran actor Om Puri spread, condolences started pouring in from Bollywood fraternity. Few words from Om Puri fans: 

# Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors Om Puri no more.I have known OmPuri for the last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world should remember him. - Anupam Kher 

# Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP.- Madhur Bhandarkar 

# Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors. -Virender Sehwag 

# My deepest condolences on the passing away of one of the most versatile actors of Indian Cinema.- Cricketer Mohammad Kaif 

# Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP -Actor Riteish Deshmukh

#The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.-PMO India

#Solid actor, solid filmography, immense talent, cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist.-Filmmaker Karan Johar

#Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. -Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit

#RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of Om Puri. -Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar  

#Memorable Om Puri quote: The irony of being Indian is that your value increases only after u turn NRI.Why do we still value only phoren stuff. -TMC MLADarek O'Brien

#Saddened by the demise of veteran actor Om Puri, his death is an irreparable loss to Indian cinema.May God render peace to the departed soul- Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

#Rest in peace Om Puri ji. Tragic loss to Indian cinema, end of an era.-Industralist Naveen Jindal

First Published: Friday, January 06, 2017 09:19 AM

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