Om Puri died
- Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and Javed Akhtar expressed their shock over veteran actor Om Puri’s sudden demise, calling it a huge loss to Indian cinema.
- The actor, who gave countless memorable performances in movies of diverse genres, died at his residence here this morning after a massive heart attack.
- He was 66.
- Taking to social media, Puri’s former co-stars and friends mourned his death.
Om Puri died
- Akshay Kumar, who worked with Puri in films like “Aan: Men at Work”, “Hera Pheri”, “Awara Paagal Deewana” and “OMG – Oh My God!”, tweeted, “Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films…Heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIP
- Director Karan Johar said in Puri’s death cinema had lost a brilliant artist. “Solid actor….Solid filmography….Immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….Cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist,” Johar tweeted.
- Priyanka Chopra, posted, “The end of an era… The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri.”
- The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri
The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 6, 2017
Awards won by Om Puri :
- 1981: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Aakrosh
- 1982: National Film Award for Best Actor for Arohan
- 1984: National Film Award for Best Actor for Ardh Satya
- 1984: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Actor for Ardh Satya
- 1998: Brussels International Film Festival Best Actor for My Son the Fanatic
- 1990: Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award
- 1998: Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival for exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art
- 2004: Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to The British Film Industry
- 2009: Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award International Film Festival of Prayag
With Om Puri’s demise, the world of cinema is now bereft of an unmatched pool of talent whose craft knew no borders!
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