Om Puri Dies: 2017 started with a very sad note for Bollywood with the death of Om Puri. This came as shock for many bollywood celebs. Om Puri is a great actor and also a good character to be noted. There were many celebs who took to twitter and gave their messages and expressed their feelings. This actor appeared in mainstream commercial Indian, British, and Hollywood, independent films and art films. His credits also include appearances in American films. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
Even PM Narendra Modi tweeted his deep condolences on Om Puri’s death. Narendra Modi Tweeted that: “@PMOIndia – The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.” He studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his classmate. His best films include Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).
Om Puri Dies at 66, Twitter Shook with Tweets:
Born in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family, the actor made his debut in films in a marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal in 1972. 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. Born on 18 October 1950, the actor was known for his outstanding performances in not just Indian but also Pakistani films.
The legendary actor died of a heart attack. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted saying that the actor passed away. “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to a heart attack early morning today. #RIP.” Following him, Karan Johar also tweeted that, “Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….”
Bollywood mourns his demise
Puri’s friends in Bollywood were left shell-shocked by his death. Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: Goodbye Om! A part of me goes with you today. How can I ever forget those passionate nights we spent together talking about cinema & life ? Boman Irani also tweeted: “RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.Will miss you Puri Saab.”
Anupam Kher: @AnupamPkher- 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.
Shoojit Sircar: @ShoojitSircar – RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of..
Madhur Bhandarkar: @imbhandarkar – Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP 🙏
Neha Dupia: @NehaDhupia – It’s a sad day for cinema … we just lost one of our greats… gone but will never be forgotten … #RIPOmPuri Saab …
Boman Irani: @bomanirani – RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit. Will miss you Puri Saab.
Ritesh Deshmukh: @Riteishd – Had the privilege of working with Om ji in two films #MalamaalWeekly & #TereNaalLoveHoGaya … I still can’t believe he is no more. #Rip
Virender Sehwag: @virendersehwag – Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors #OmPuri
Kamal R Khan: @kamaalrkhan – I m shocked to hear sad demise of Actor OM PURI JI. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I pray to Almighty may his soul Rest in peace.
Mahesh Bhatt: @MaheshNBhatt – Goodbye Om! A part of me goes with you today. How can I ever forget those passionate nights we spent together talking about cinema & life ?
Mohammed Kaif: @MohammadKaif – My deepest condolences on the passing away of one of the most versatile actors of Indian Cinema , #OmPuri ji
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