Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning. The actor was 66. The Padma Shri-winning actor died of a heart attack at his home in Mumbai.
Puri’s body was taken to Cooper hospital for postmortem, following which the funeral will take place.
Confirming the news, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit — a close friend of Puri — said,”Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.”
Actor Shabana Azmi shared more details via tweet. She posted, “OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.”
Puri was awarded an honorary OBE for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004.
He was known for his performances in critically acclaimed films like “Ardh Satya” and “Paar” and the satirical “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”.
Puri also worked in a number of foreign films, including “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, “East is East”, and most recently in “The Hundred-Foot Journey”.
May his soul rest in peace….