Om Puri (8 October 1950 – 6 January 2017)
I’m equally shocked as you people are. This sudden death of Om Puri has shocked everyone including the enitre Bollywood. Om Puri was in news last year for making some comments about Indian Army. People even criticized him for making such comments. Later he apologized. And today is the day when he is in news again. We woke up with this news and it’s very saddening. A highly talented has actor left us. It’s a huge loss for the country and Bollywood.
The legendary actor died of a heart attack. He returned to his home in evening after a movie shoot. But the next day his door bell went unanswered on next morning, following which his driver raised an alarm.
Actor Shabana Azmi shared on twitter, “OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital. Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.”
Om puri was a treasure for Indian cinema and won several national awards. He also acted in Hollywood movies and made India proud.The actor had posted a tweet in December 2016. He tweeted, “I have no regrets at all. I have done quite well for myself. I didn’t have a conventional face, but I have done well, and I am proud of it.”
As soon as people came to know about Om Puri’s sudden death, they started showing their condolences including PM Narendra Modi. Anupam Kher and Om Puri had always been best buddies, even they started acting together. They had been friend for a very long time. After Om Puri’s death news Anupam Kher was deeply saddened and said to media that he couldn’t believe he is no more.
This is how Bollywood Celebrities and other famous people reacted on Om Puri’s sudden death. Take a look!
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.
Virender Sehwag: @virendersehwag – Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors #OmPuri