Son Ishaan immersed Om Puri’s ashes in Versova beach


Veteran actor Om Puri passed away on January 6, at the age of 66 following a massive heart attack. His last rites were performed at the Oshiwara crematorium. Many Bollywood celebrities and close associates of Om Puri paid their last respect to the departed soul. His ashes were immersed by his teenage age son Ishaan in the sea in Versova yesterday.

Ishaan was Om Puri and his second wife Nandita’s son. He was accompanied by his mother and Manoj Pahwa, a close friend of the Puris.

Close to three decades, Om Puri lived in Versova. He loved going for jogging every morning at the Versova beach. Since it was his favorite place, his family thought to immersed his ashes in Versova beach.

A source close to the Puri family was quoted as saying, "Ishaan's mundan (tonsure ceremony) was heartbreaking for Nandita. She hasn't been able to get out of the shock of Om's death. He was her umbrella and she feels Om Puri orphaned without him."

Film industry was taken aback by his sudden death.