Big B, Abhishek, Aishwarya & others attend Om Puri’s prayer meet


A host of Bollywood stalwarts arrived at the two prayer meetings to pay their respects and tribute to late actor Om Puri, who passed away on Friday morning (Jan 6). On Monday evening, Puri’s second wife Nandita Puri and son Ishaan organised a prayer meet at ISKON temple in Juhu. Around the same time, Puri’s first wife Seema Kapoor and her brother Anu Kapoor held a prayer meet at the Four Seasons Gurudwara in Andheri.

Amitabh Bachchan, along with son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai, prayed for the departed soul at ISKON temple. Big B condoled the demise and talked to Nandita and other members of Puri’s family.

Several other celebs, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prakash Jha, Dilip Tahil, Kabir Bedi, Naseeruddin Shah with his entire family, Gulshan Grover, Prem Chopra, Mukesh Khanna, Randhir Kapoor, David Dhawan, Anubhav Sinha, Shabana Azmi, Ashutosh Rana, Pankaj Kapoor with his wife Supriya Pathak and daughter Sanah Kapoor, and Nandita Das, attended the prayer meet.

Mini Mathur, Prasoon Joshi, Poonam Dhillon, Vipul Shah, Govind Nihalani, Priya dutt , Tinu Anand, Talat Aziz, Nandita Das, Deepak Dobriyal, Divya Dutta, Anil Sharma, Shreyas Talpade, Tisca Chopra and Kailash Kher were also spotted.

Meanwhile, the gurudwara prayer meet saw the presence of Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Jackie Shroff, Mita Vashisht, Anup Jalota, Jaspinder Narula, Yashpal Sharma and Pawan Malhotra, among others.

Om Puri was found lying on the floor bleeding from his forehead by his driver, who then rushed him to hospital with the help of neighbours. It is said that Puri suffered a massive heart attack and fell down on the floor, resulting in his death. Puri’s mortal remains were consigned to flames on Friday evening.