Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi reach Om Puri’s residence
Veteran actor Om Puri passed away at his residence on Friday morning due to massive heart attack. He was 66. Bollywood was shocked to hear the news of his sudden demise and many B-town celebs and dear once of the actor rushed to Om Puri’s residence to pay their last respect. The funeral will take place at 6 pm at Oshiwara crematorium.
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.
Close friend of the talented actor and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit confirmed the demise of Om Puri. He tweeted# "Omji suffered from a massive heart attack today morning”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolence “The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films,” PMO India tweeted.
Actor Shabana Azmi shared more details via a tweet. She posted, "Om Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm."
Producer-director Prakash Jha said, "He was very talented & beautiful person. Will miss him a lot. A huge loss for the film industry."
Actor Ravi Jhankal said on Om Puri's demise, "Sad and unexpected news. He was living alone, was under personal and professional pressure. Great loss".Ravi Jhankal, Manoj Pahwa and Raza Murad were among others who visited Om Puri to pay their last respect.