Om Puri, veteran actor and Padma Shri winner, passed away this morning due to a heart attack. He 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 sudden death has left the industry in shock and his colleagues have expressed their sadness.
With Om Puri jees mortal remains heading towards Oshiwara Cremation ground to perform his last rites. #Respects.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 6, 2017
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm canâ€™t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.
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
Shabana Azmi took to Twitter to reveal more details. The actor’s body has been taken to Cooper Hospital for post-mortem and the funeral will take place at Oshiwara, Mumbai, at 6pm today.
OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 2017
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