Acclaimed actor Om Puri suffered a massive heart attack and passed away at the age of 66, early on Friday morning. He has played important roles in several Indian, British and Hollywood movies.
Puri was the recipient of India’s fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri.
The Prime Minister of India condoled his death, along with other celebrities from the movie world.
PMO India: The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.
Amitabh Bachchan: 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 !
Rishi Kapoor: R I P. Will miss you Om!
Shah Rukh Khan: “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
Akshay Kumar: 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
Madhuri Dixit: Saddened to hear that the fabulous actor #OmPuriji passed away. Loved him in Ardh Satya many more. RIP
Preity Zinta: Sad to hear about the passing of the massively talented Om Puri. May god give peace to his soul & strength to his family
Priyanka Chopra: The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri
Anupam Kher: 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. 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.
Karan Johar: Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP Will miss you sir #OmPuri
Paresh Rawal: Have nothing but love n respect for you Om ji… RIP .
Ritesh Deshmukh: Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss
Anil Sharma: Really sad to hear about #OmPuri great actor AN INSTITUTION OF ACTING life is really ARDH SATYA kab hei kab nahi kab sirf ek Khabar .. RIP
Kabir Khan: 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.. Omji… I will miss that warm tight hug that you gave me every morning on set. Khudahafiz sir… you were the best!
R Madhavan: Oh God . RIP Om Ji.. thank you for all the valuable life and acting lessons. Will never forget our attempts at Tennis in the early mornings.
Sajid Khan: R.I.P OM PURI..ardh satya..jaane bhi do yaaro..city of joy.. chachi 420…his versatility and journey as an actor was remarkable…
Shabana Azmi: 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
Nimrat Kaur: Such an indispensable loss to our world…too big for any words. Deeply, deeply saddened .
Neha Dhupia: It’s a sad day for cinema … we just lost one of our greats… gone but will never be forgotten … #RIPOmPuri Saab …
Mahesh Bhatt: 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 ?
Boman Irani: RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit. Will miss you Puri Saab.