Bollywood veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack on Friday morning. The actor was aged 66. Entire Bollywood was in shock after the news of his death broke out. Om Puri was a versatile actor who has appeared in Bollywood, American, British and Pakistani films as well as excelled in commercial cinemas. Not only Bollywood but the entire Indian cine industry is mourning his death and expressing their grief in social media.
Indian Prime Minister Narendara Modi expressed his deep condolences to the actor and his family through a tweet which reads, “@PMOIndia – The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films. He has received several prestigious awards including Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
Om Puri’s body will be kept at his Andheri residence following a postmortem at Cooper hospital and then his funeral will take place. The actor’s friends, co-stars and Bollywood celebrities have arrived to his home to pay their last tribute to the actor.
It was a huge loss for Bollywood and actors were expressing their deep condolences on his death on Twitter and social platforms. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said,”Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.” He was a close friend of Om Puri.
Actor Shabana Azmi tweeted, “OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.”
Director Karan Johar expressed grief on his death on Twitter, ““Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist…..”
Anupam Kher said, “Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors Om Puri is no more. Deeply saddened and shocked.”
Here are the tweets of Bollywood celebrities expressing grief on his death:
Anupam Kher: @AnupamPkher- I have known #OmPuri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud remember him.
Shoojit Sircar: @ShoojitSircar – RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of..
Madhur Bhandarkar: @imbhandarkar – Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP 🙏
Neha Dupia: @NehaDhupia – It’s a sad day for cinema … we just lost one of our greats… gone but will never be forgotten … #RIPOmPuri Saab …
Boman Irani: @bomanirani – RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit. Will miss you Puri Saab.
Ritesh Deshmukh: @Riteishd – Had the privilege of working with Om ji in two films #MalamaalWeekly & #TereNaalLoveHoGaya … I still can’t believe he is no more. #Rip
Virender Sehwag: @virendersehwag – Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors #OmPuri
Kamal R Khan: @kamaalrkhan – I m shocked to hear sad demise of Actor OM PURI JI. My heartfelt condolences to his family. I pray to Almighty may his soul Rest in peace.
Mahesh Bhatt: @MaheshNBhatt – Goodbye Om! A part of me goes with you today. How can I ever forget those passionate nights we spent together talking about cinema & life ?
Mohammed Kaif: @MohammadKaif – My deepest condolences on the passing away of one of the most versatile actors of Indian Cinema , #OmPuri ji