Indian Actor Om Puri dies at 66

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Indian Actor Om Puri passed away. He was 66. The actor suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday morning in Mumbai. He was born in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family.

Filmmaker Ashok Pandit, a close friend of Puri , said, “Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.”

He also took to Twitter to share the news, “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.”

His wife also confirmed the news of his death and requested to keep it private and not to disclose it.

Om Puri was last seen in a Pakistani comedy film, Actor in Law, which released in September 2016 which has been marked as his last movie in Pakistan.

The actor won and was honoured with a two time National Award, the Padmashri in 1990.

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.

Shocked Bollywood reacts to veteran actor’s death on Twitter:

 

 

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