Om Puri dead: Veteran actor passes away at 66 after cardiac arrest
Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away at the age of 66.
Puri was known for his work on-screen both in Hindi cinema and Hollywood. He was a product of the National School of Drama and studied theatre there along with fellow Hindi actor Naseeruddin Shah.
His most memorable performances include Aakrosh, Maachis, Ardh Satya, Gupt, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Chachi 420 and Malamaal Weekly. He was last seen in Ghayal Returns last year. He has also appeared in Hollywood films like Charlie Wilson's War and City of Joy.
Last year, he grabbed headlines for all the wrong seasons when he passed an insensitive comment on the Indian army only to retract it later.
Ashoke Pandit, a close friend of Puri, told Indian Express, "Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence." It was Pandit who broke the news on Twitter.
The actor had achieved success in mainstream Bollywood cinema as well as international films from Pakistan, England and Hollywood. The actor had also recieved a Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
Born in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family, the actor made his debut in films in a marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal in 1972.
Updated Date: Jan 06, 2017 10:12 AM