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Eminent Indian Actor Om Puri Dies at 66, After Suffering Cardiac Arrest.

Om Puri

Actor Om Puri (1950-2017) died in his residence in Mumbai at the age of 66. Reports say Puri suffered a heart attack at his home on Friday,Jan 6 2017.  Actor Om Puri who brought to life several memorable characters on screen.

Om Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana on 18 October 1950. Om Puri made his film debut in the 1976 film Ghashiram Kotwal before embarking upon a 40 years career that spanned across more than 100 Indian movies, Pakistani, Hollywood and British films.

Om Puri

Apart from winning several accolades, including two National Awards for “Arohan” and “Ardh Satya”, he was honoured with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian award in 1990.

He worked in several acclaimed Indian and international movies including East is East, City of Joy and Gandhi.

In 2004 the actor he received an honorary OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for his contribution to the British film industry. Puri also received best actor honors twice at India’s National Film Awards.

In 1990, he was honored with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor, for his contribution to the arts.

Puri studied acting at the leading Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama.Despite the turmoil in his personal life in the most recent years, Om Puri will always be remembered as one of the finest actors in India and internationally.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi led the tributes to Puri on social media and leading Bollywood stars tweeted condolence messages shortly after Puri’s death on Friday,Jan 6 2017.

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar posted his tributes to the actor on social media Friday , “You will live in our hearts forever.”

Latest Bollywood News is Om Puri will be seen next in Salman Khan starrer Tubelight and director Kabir Khan.

“He is a very talented actor who can play any kind of role. We were glad to have him on board for ‘Tubelight’. He has a good, positive role. It’s not a cameo like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’,” Kabir told PTI.

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