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Veteran Actor Om Puri Passes Away At 66, Bollywood Couldn’t Stop Mourning

Updated on 7 January, 2017 at 1:57 pm By

Veteran actor Om Puri passed away at the age of 66 in Mumbai on Thursday, 5 January, 2017. Hailing from Ambala, Haryana, Om Puri was born on 18 October, 1950.


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As per the source, Om Puri returned home in the evening after a shoot. He didn’t answer his doorbell and that’s when his driver raised an alarm. Reportedly the cause of Om Puri’s death is a massive heart attack.

 

His close friend, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, first confirmed the sad news of his demise on Twitter.

Known to be one of the most respectable actors of the film industry, Puri polished his acting skills at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and at the National School of Drama (NSD). He was counted among the serious actors.

Om Puri’s death came as a shock for the Bollywood fraternity and his fans. Twitter got flooded with mournful tweets.

A Padma Shree awardee, Om Puri was on the forefront during the art film movement in the 70s. His body is at his residence in Andheri and his old friends and colleagues from Bollywood have arrived to pay their last respects.


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