Om Puri, Veteran Actor And Padma Shri Winner Dies Of Heart Attack At 66 - Boomindya

Om Puri, Veteran Actor And Padma Shri Winner Dies Of Heart Attack At 66

Om Puri, one of the most versatile actors in India and Padma Shri winner, has died at 66. Tweets this morning announced that he had died of a heart attack. The veteran actor starred in several award winning Indian movies and also featured in crossover ventures.

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Om Puri had made his mark in mainstream, Indian and International films during the entire course of his career. Different cine-goers have different favourite films of the actor, while his most famous films have been Maqbool, Chachi 420, East is East, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Maachis, Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha, Yuva, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and most recently, he gave his voice for the Hindi version of The Jungle Book as Bagheera.

Here’s what the film industry, and Twitterati are saying:

 

Om Puri, along with Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil, were among the critically-acclaimed actors who thrived in what was then referred to as art cinema, defining films like Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).He also played a cameo in Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi”. In the 1990s, he ventured into popular Hindi cinema.

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