We have just stepped into 2017 and are shocked to receive the sad news of one of Bollywood’s versatile actors, Om Puri’s demise. The veteran actor suffered a massive heart attack today morning at his residence and couldn’t recover from it. He was 66 and is survived by his ex-wife and a teenage son. His death has left a huge void in the Indian Cinema.
Om Puri was born in October 1950 and hailed from Punjab. He completed his acting course from Film and Television Institute, Pune. He started his journey from theatre and left his impression in parallel and contemporary cinema. There are many notable performances delivered by him that can serve as an acting lesson for young actors. His acting talent was not only confined to the Indian Cinema. Several noted filmmakers from Hollywood too recognized it and cast him in movies in which sentiments, expressions, and human touch were the core subjects. In fact, he is the only Indian actor who has acted in many western films. Owing to his contribution to the Indian Cinema, Om Puri Jee was honoured with Padma Shri by the Indian government.
Many Bollywood figures took to social media and expressed their grief over the loss of the legendary actor.
Riteish Deshmukh: Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss
Anupam Kher: I have known #OmPuri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud remember him.
PMO India: The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP.
Divya Dutta: This doesnt sink in.ompuri!!T super talented n witty one. Mymost cherished experience staging teri amrita with http://him.RIP sir..
Manoj Bajpayee: completely shocked to hear that om puri ji is no more. may his soul be blessed with peace!it will take long to come to terms with his demise!
Virender Sehwag: Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors #OmPuri
Karan Johar: Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….actors #OmPuri
Boman Irani: RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit. Will miss you Puri Saab.
Hindilyrics.net is saddened with the great loss to Indian Cinema due to the death of Om Puri Saab. Our deep sympathies and condolences to the family.