Om Puri found lying on the floor, bleeding

Veteran actor Om Puri breathed his last on Friday morning at his residence. He came from shoot on Thursday night and found dead on Friday morning. He suffered massive heart attack. It raised alarm when next morning his driver rang the door bell and nobody opened the door.

Sources said, “At around 7 am, when Puri’s driver reached his third-floor residence and rang the bell, there was no response. He got suspicious and raised an alarm. Puri’s neighbours gathered and managed to get duplicate keys to enter his home. Upon opening the door, they found Puri lying on the ground near his kitchen, bleeding from his head.” 

Om Puri’s driver and the actor’s wife then rushed him to the Cooper hospital.

A doctor from the hospital said, “The post mortem of the actor was conducted late in the afternoon. The required samples to understand exact cause of death have been taken and they will be studied at the Kalina forensic lab. The primary cause of death is a heart attack. There was an injury on the left side of his head, which suggests that after suffering the heart attack, he fell to the ground.”

The hospital informed the Oshiwara police about the incident. As per the rules, the police recorded the statements of his wife and driver, conducted a panchnama of his house and registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR). Dr Ganesh Shinde, the dean of Cooper Hospital said, “A team of doctors conducted the post mortem and I had instructed them to expedite the process as much as possible. The report will be handed over to the police.”

Senior inspector of Oshiwara police station, Subhash Khanwilkar said, “The post mortem report is awaited. We have registered an ADR in the matter as per the process since the actor was declared dead before admission by the hospital.”

Two times National award winner, Om Puri’s Bollywood career span over four decades. He will always be remembered for his masterpiece like Aakrosh, Ardh Satya, Paar, Mirch Masala, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Drohkaal, Gupt and East is East.