Veteran on-screen character Om Puri passed away in Mumbai, he was discovered dead at his home on Friday morning. He was 66. Puri returned home last night after a shoot. Apparently his entryway chime went unanswered, after which Puri’s driver raised an alert. As affirmed by his companions from the film brotherhood, the performer capitulated to an enormous heart assault.
The Padma Shri awardee, learned at the Film and Television Institute of India and at the National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was his cohort. Conceived on October 18, 1950, hailing from Ambala in Haryana, Om Puri made his film make a big appearance in 1976 with the Marathi film ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’.
A widely praised performing artist, Puri highlighted in movies like ‘Ardh Satya’, ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ and ‘Mirch Masala’. All the more as of late, he was found in the motion pictures, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Ghayal Once Again’.
Puri likewise had a substantial and huge part inverse Helen Mirren in Steven Spielberg‘s 2014 American comic drama dramatization ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’.
He was likewise known in the UK for his parts in British movies, for example, My Son the Fanatic and East will be East.
In a tweet in December Puri considered his four-decade profession, keeping in touch with: “I have no second thoughts by any stretch of the imagination. I have found real success. I didn’t have a customary face, yet I have done well, and I am pleased with it.”
He got a privileged OBE in 2004 for his commitment to British film and in 1990 was granted the Padma Shri, one of India’s most elevated regular citizen respects.
Puri was one of India’s really effective hybrid performing artists, doing movies with stars, for example, Jack Nicholson and Tom Hanks, says BBC’s Soutik Biswas.
His parts in Govind Nihalani’s Aakrosh as a tribal man dishonestly blamed for murder and a policeman in Ardh Satya beaten back by the framework stay among the finest exhibitions on Indian screen, our reporter says.