A shocking news coming from Bollywood this morning is, veteran actor Om Puri is no more! He died of a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old. The Bollywood is in shock right now. Raza Murad talked about this news on a private news channel. Om Puri was born on 18 October 1950 in Ambala (Haryana). He hails from a Punjabi family, his father was an army man as well as worked in Indian Railways. He started his career in 1976 from a Marathi film Ghaasiram Kotwal. He was awarded with the India’s 4th prominent citizen award “Padma Shree”. He was a student of Film and Television Insititute of India Pune. He studied from a 1973 batch with actor Naseeruddin Shah. Along with Indian films, he also worked for Pakistani, British and Hollywood films. He did commercial as well as art films.
In 1993 he married Nandita Puri but the couple got separated in 2013. They have a son together. He got National Award for his commendable performance in 1982 for his film ‘Ardh Satya’. He portrayed a role of police inspector in that. He has also hosted many T.V programs or shows like Bharat Ek Khoj, Mr. Yogi, Jasoos Vijay, Sea Hawks etc.
Bollywood is in shock with his death. Tributes for the actor started flowing immediately after the news of demise broke. Anupam Kher, Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Boman Irani and many take Twitter to pay their tribute and mourns on his demise.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 6, 2017
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
Shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news. We have lost a wonderful actor and person. RIP Om Puri you will be greatly missed
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) January 6, 2017
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 ?
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) January 6, 2017
It's a sad day for cinema … we just lost one of our greats… gone but will never be forgotten … #RIPOmPuri Saab …
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) January 6, 2017
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