Bollywood mourns the death of veteran actor Om Puri
Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at his residence on Friday morning. He was 66. Close friend and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit announced the news of he thespian's demise. He returned from shoot last evening. But next morning when his driver rang his door bell and the door was not opened, it raised alarm.
Om Puri is survived by his wife Nandita have a teenage son named Ishaan.
Bollywood mourns the death of the talented and the versatile actor.
Here’s what Bollywood tweeted:-
Karan Johar#Solid actor....Solid filmography....immense talent.... #RIPOmPuri....cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist....
Boman Irani#RIP Om Puri.
We have lost one of our finest.
A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.
Madhur Bhandarkar#Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuripassed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP
Shoojit Sircar#RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of..
Mahesh Bhatt#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 ?
Neha Dhupia#It's a sad day for cinema ... we just lost one of our greats... gone but will never be forgotten ... #RIPOmPuri Saab .
Kamal Haasan#So long Omji. Prided myself on being his friend peer & admirer. Who dare say my Om Puri is no more ? He lives through his work.
Born 18 October 1950, Om Puri is known for his outstanding works in both commercial and parallel cinema. Besides Bollywood, he has acted in Pakistani, British, Hollywood and independent films. He was a recipient of the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) as well as National School of Drama (NSD), Om Puri, along with the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil, is credited for being a part of what was called art films movement in the 1970s.
Puri made his film debut in the 1976 Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal, and went on to work in acclaimed films like ‘Sadgati’, ‘Ardh Satya’, ‘Arohan’ ‘Mirch Masala’ and ‘Dharavi’ among numerous others.