BREAKING: Om Puri passes away at 66, Bollywood mourns his sudden demise

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Om Puri

Om Puri

Om Puri

Veteran actor Om Puri, who did some of the iconic roles and was always outspoken, has passed away. We have learned that the actor suffered a severe cardiac arrest at his residence on Friday morning.

Om Puri is survived by his estranged wife Nandita Puri and son Ishaan Puri. Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit who was a close friend of Om Puri confirmed the news and shared it on his Twitter account as well. “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP,” he wrote.

Om Puri was one of those actors who featured in mainstream Hindi movies as well as British, Pakistani and Hollywood films. He had received an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. Some of the acclaimed movies include Bhavni Bhavai, Sadgati, Ardh Satya, Mirch Masala and Dharavi.

Om Puri’s industry colleagues Anupam Kher and Ashoke Pandit have tweeted their condolences. Many Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express their grief and show respect for the late actor.

RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of..

— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) January 6, 2017

Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….

Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 6, 2017

Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.

— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017

Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP

Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) January 6, 2017

RIP Om Puri.
We have lost one of our finest.
A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.

— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) January 6, 2017

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 ?

Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) January 6, 2017

R I P. Will miss you Om! pic.twitter.com/UD6S7y6qUi

Rishi Kapoor -“Book” (@chintskap) January 6, 2017

RIP Om sir 1 of d most versatile & brilliant actor ever. I’m fortunate tht I cld spend some w’ful time wid him talking abt acting & life.

— Raj Kummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) January 6, 2017

Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss pic.twitter.com/REq9vDrtkk

Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 6, 2017

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.

— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017

Artists never die. RIP Om Puri.

— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 6, 2017

T 2495 – Shocked to learn of OM PURI Ji’s passing just now.. a dear friend a lovable colleague and an exceptional talent .. in grief !

Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 6, 2017

“Gods garden must b beautiful, He always takes the best“ Will miss ur laughter over the shared brandy in Berlin. Will miss u lots Omji. RIP

Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 6, 2017

A supremely talented performer who leaves a void in cinema today, etched forever in our memory for his outstanding work #RIPOmPuri

Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) January 6, 2017

RIP #OmPuri saab. You’ve given us acting goals. You’ll always be immortal with such a fine filmography. Tamas, jaane bhi do yaaro, chachi420

Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) January 6, 2017

What an incredible actor he was. A genius passed today. Saddened by the loss. Thoughts and prayers with his family. #RIPOmPuri sir

— Tahir Raj Bhasin (@TahirRajBhasin) January 6, 2017

#OmPuri‘s talent and versatility has brought so many characters to life. An inspiration to many actors. May his soul rest in peace.

Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) January 6, 2017

The world loses a great artist, truly one of Indian cinema’s https://t.co/JKRfpmzp5U In Peace #OmPuri

Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 6, 2017

He saw an episode of Sea Hawks and told me “Enough TV Pandit Ji, now make movies” Fought with him, drank with him, loved him. RIP Om Bhai

Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) January 6, 2017

Vry sad beginning to d day wth shocking news of Om Ji’s death.Alwys held hm close to my heart.Learnt so mch 4rm him&cud hv so mch more #RIP pic.twitter.com/QejjEe2W6u

Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) January 6, 2017

The Best Actor in World, An inspiration 2 me & many, he was suppose 2 work with me in Manto.Deeply saddened by da news, RIP #OmPuri Saab

Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) January 6, 2017

I remember driving with him every morning to set listening to old Hindi music during delhi6, So sorry to hear to hear of his passing #Ompuri

Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) January 6, 2017

Om Puri 1950-2017. Funny, warm, courageous, irreverent and gone too soon. We will remember you.

— Konkona Sensharma (@konkonas) January 6, 2017

You will live in our hearts forever through the legacy you have left behind. We will miss you. RIP #OmPuri Ji

Saqib Saleem (@Saqibsaleem) January 6, 2017

Really sad to hear #Ompuri sir is no more,a genius performer ! My thoughts n prayers are with his family

Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) January 6, 2017

Deeply saddened to hear the news about the legendary #OmPuri sir such a talented actor and a great human being pic.twitter.com/7eOf5sQbN2

Sooraj Pancholi (@soorajpancholi9) January 6, 2017

Om Puri saab,you put a small town like Ambala on the map.Will never forget the amazing conversations with you.Your legacy will live forever.

Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) January 6, 2017

A true legend… #OmPuri sir will inspire us forever… may he Rest In Peace

Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) January 6, 2017

Om-ji, there will never be anyone like you again… as an actor or as a person. Will miss you tremendously. Sad sad day.

Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 6, 2017

An actor, a teacher, a friend & a great soul #OmPuri ji. Filled with passion for his craft & innocence in his heart. We will miss him. pic.twitter.com/I1JgBCvs2q

Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 6, 2017

It’s such a sad day .. so much talent , humour, generosity and such compassion.. You will be missed much #OmPuri Abba

Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) January 6, 2017

Deeply saddened to hear about #OmPuri sir! He was such a huge part of the core of Indian cinema..RIP ! Truly and end of an era..

Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 6, 2017

We lost a legend today. Your contribution to Indian cinema won’t be forgotten #OmPuri

Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) January 6, 2017

Extremely saddened to hear the news of Mr. Om Puri. Worked with him on Ghazi. Such a passionate actor with immense love for the craft. RIP

— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) January 6, 2017

Very saddened by the news of Om Puri ji’s passing. Worked with him on many films and learnt so much from him. Immense talent. #RIPOmPuri

Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) January 6, 2017

The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri

— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 6, 2017

Had meet #OmPuri sir a couple of months back only and had an amazing conversation.Saddened by his sudden demise. Rip #OmPuri ji.

Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) January 6, 2017

Dear Omji,my friend and co actor in so many films.Such wonderful memories and stories he made and shared.Will miss u.Very sad,too soon #RIP

arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) January 6, 2017

You were one of the finest we had.
RIP Ompuri

Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) January 6, 2017

Om Puri! You have left us all too early.. i am so so sorry..The fun the laughter the arguments so vividly etched in my mind..Will miss you

— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 2017

Sad to hear about the passing of the massively talented Om Puri. May god give peace to his soul & strength to his family #RIPOmPuri

Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) January 6, 2017

Saddened to hear that the fabulous actor #OmPuriji passed away. Loved him in Ardh Satya many more. RIP

— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) January 6, 2017

Omji… u were laughing with us on set jst a few days ago! We have lost one of the greatest actor & the warmest person in the film industry

Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) January 6, 2017

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