India woke up to the shocking news of legendary Bollywood actor Om Puri passing away due to a massive heart attack.
After the sudden demise of Om Puri, his close friends and colleagues from Bollywood arrived at his residence in Andheri to pay their last respects. Many also took to Twitter to express their grief.
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
So long Omji. Prided myself on being his friend peer & admirer. Who dare say my Om Puri is no more ? He lives through his work.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) 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
Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP 🙏— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) 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
Politicians and Sports personalities also expressed grief over the death of the legendary actor.
You will live in our hearts forever through the impressions you have left with your versatility. We will miss you. RIP #OmPuri— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 6, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to family & fans of veteran actor Om Puri ji. Cinema world has lost a brilliant artist.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) January 6, 2017
The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 6, 2017
Shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden demise of veteran actor Om Puri. May his soul rest in peace. Strength to his family.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 6, 2017
The 66-year old Padma Shri recipient actor has worked in several commercial as well as independent films in a career spanning four decades. He is survived by his wife Nandita and a son named Ishaan.
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