Bollywood Punjabi icon Om Puri dies at 66 | His Best Movies
Mumbai: Om Puri, one of the most versatile actors,and Padma Shri awardee, passed away today morning, on January 06, 2016, at 66 years of age. Veteran actor Om Puri died at the age of 66 this morning following a heart attack. The development has left many in the film world shocked. Om Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family in 1950.
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
Puri returned home last evening after a shoot. Reportedly his door bell went unanswered, following which Puri’s driver raised an alarm. As confirmed by his friends from the film fraternity, the actor succumbed to a massive heart attack.
He made his film debut in the 1976 Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal. The Padma Shri awardee, studied at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his classmate.
Om Puri was our true blue crossover artist who has worked who has appeared in Pakistani, Indian, British, and Hollywood, Independent films and art films. His credits also include appearances in American films. He is also the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. He received critical acclaim for his performance in Govind Nihalani’s television film Tamas (1987) based on a Hindi novel of the same name. He also remembered for his role in Hindi films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.