Veteran actor Om Puri died on Friday after suffering heart attack. He was 66 years of age.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri and recalls his long career in theatre and films.
Om Puri has appeared in mainstream commercial Pakistani, Indian, British, and Hollywood, Independent films and art films.
He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. His most popular movies were Hera Pheri, Don 2, Delhi - 6, OMG - Oh my God!, Kurbaan, Dabangg.
He was critically acclaimed for his role in Aakrosh in 1980, a film in which he spoke only during flash-back sequences. His role of Jimmy's manager in Disco Dancer (1982).
He played the role of police inspector in Ardh Satya (1982), where he revolts against lifelong social, cultural and political persecution and for which he got the National Film Award for Best Actor.
In 1999, Puri acted in a Kannada movie A.K. 47 as a strict police officer which became a big hit. Om Puri’s last movie was a Pakistani film 'Actor-in-law'.
Here is how twitter reacted to demise of one of the most versatile actor of Bollywood.
Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh expressed his emotions on demise of Om Puri.
Shocked and saddened to learn that #OmPuri Ji is no more. You will be missed. Condolences to the family. RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 6, 2017
Virender Sehwag also expressed his condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 6, 2017
Actor Anupam Kher also expressed his grief.
#OmPuri lent dignity to d medium he worked for. Whether it was stage, TV or cinema. He elevated status of the projects was associated with.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
Sad and unexpected news. He was living alone, was under personal & professional pressure. Great loss: Actor Ravi Jhankal
Sad & unexpected news. He was living alone, was under personal & professional pressure. Great loss: Actor Ravi Jhankal on Om Puri's demise pic.twitter.com/kUI2kF6Ljf
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 6, 2017
One of Om Puri fan prays tribute to Om Puri.
Massive loss for his family, fans & Bollywood. #OmPuri was one the most versatile actor in Bollywood. RIP Sir— JJ (@Jesal03) January 6, 2017