Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning. The actor was 66. The actor, best known for films like Ardh Satya and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, is survived by his estranged wife Nandita Puri and son Ishaan Puri.
Om Puri’s body is at his residence in Andheri and his old friends and colleagues from Bollywood have arrived to pay their last respects. Puri’s body was taken to Cooper hospital for postmortem, following which the funeral will take place. Here are some celebrity tweets mourning the death of Om Puri.
Here is the latest update on Om Puri’s death news:
Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 6, 2017
Here’s how the PM and celebrities reacted on this news!
The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 6, 2017
Om Puri! You have left us all too early.. i am so so sorry..The fun the laughter the arguments so vividly etched in my mind..Will miss you
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 2017
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 6, 2017
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 6, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 6, 2017
Shocked and saddened to learn that #OmPuri Ji is no more. You will be missed. Condolences to the family. RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 6, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of the massively talented Om Puri. May god give peace to his soul & strength to his family #RIPOmPuri ?
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 6, 2017
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.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 6, 2017
So saddened and shocked to hear of Om Puri jis passing! A houseful of talent.. versatile and so many great films he's left behind! #rip
— Geeta Basra (@Geeta_Basra) January 6, 2017
It's such a sad day .. so much talent , humour, generosity and such compassion.. You will be missed much #OmPuri Abba
— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) January 6, 2017
We lost a legend today. Your contribution to Indian cinema won't be forgotten #OmPuri
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) January 6, 2017
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) January 6, 2017
He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. His most popular movies were Hera Pheri, Don 2, Delhi – 6, OMG – Oh my God!, Kurbaan, Dabangg. In 1999, Puri acted in a Kannada movie A.K. 47 as a strict police officer which became a big hit. Om Puri’s last movie was a Pakistani film ‘Actor-in-law’.