The Oscars 2017, during it’s Memorium, remembered actor Om Puri and paid tribute to him by including him their lost legends segment.
Puri, who was part of hundreds of Bollywood films, had also acted if few well known Hollywood movies like, Oscar-winning movie ‘Gandhi’, ‘My Son the Fanatic’, ‘East Is East’, and ‘City of Joy’.
The Academy awards, not only condoled his death but also featured him in their annual montage with the likes of Carrie Fisher, Prince, Gene Wilder and Anton Yelchin.
— MissKyra (@MissKyra12) February 27, 2017
Puri had passed away on January 6 this year after getting a massive heart attack at his Mumbai home.
He was 66 years-old at that time and is now survived by his ex-wives Seema Kapoor and Nandita Puri, and son Ishaan Puri.
He, along with other actors who passed away last year, were paid tribute by Grammy and Tony-nominated singer Sara Bareilles who sang the song ‘Both sides’, to remember the actors.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Academy Awards’ paying tribute to legendary actor Om Puri.
So wonderful to see Om Puri up there with all the other great talents we lost. #Oscars
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— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) February 27, 2017
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) February 27, 2017
So good to see them remembering Om Puri. #Oscars
— Pratim D. Gupta (@PratimDGupta) February 27, 2017
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) February 27, 2017
I felt so incredibly emotional and proud when I saw Om Puri being remembered at the #Oscars ❤
— Narita Deo (@naritadee) February 27, 2017