Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passed away this morning after a heart attack . He was 66.
Puri - who rose to fame in 1980s found his dedicated audience in Bollywood's commercial and parallel cinema alike. He played several memorable roles with his last most significant project being the Pakistani film Actor in Law.
His untimely demise is a big blow for the global entertainment industry. The actor was a strong proponent of India-Pakistan friendship and a bevy of local celebrities took to social media to pay their final respects to the late actor.
Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at 66
Too soon.😔..Terribly sad to lose another legend #OmPuri. May the family be strong.— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) January 6, 2017
#OmPuri a legend to work with & a man with his humble & loving nature won the hearts of people across the border. May his soul RIP— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) January 6, 2017
RIP #OmPuri sir! You will always be remembered as the promoter of peace and Love between the two countries & for so much more...— MAWRA HOCANE (Hussain) (@MawraHocane) January 6, 2017
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Bollywood was equally upset over the loss of such a great actor.
Deeply saddened to hear about #OmPuri sir! He was such a huge part of the core of Indian cinema..RIP ! Truly and end of an era..— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 6, 2017
Solid actor....Solid filmography....immense talent.... #RIPOmPuri ....cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 6, 2017
Will miss you Omji ..will miss you..will miss you.#Ompuri— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) January 6, 2017
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.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 6, 2017
What a shocking news.. Om Puri ji was one of the finest actor. He was incredibly awesome in Gulzar's DD serial Kirdaar. RIP sir.. #OmPuri— Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) January 6, 2017
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