Veteran Om Puri passed away after a massive heart attack early morning Friday, funeral will be held at 6pm.
His death was confirmed on twitter by one of his close friend.Veteran Om Prakesh Puri (18 October 1950 – 6 January 2017) was an Indian actor who appeared in mainstream commercial Indian, British, and American films, as well as independent films and art films.
Ashok Pandit said, ,”Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.”He has been taken to Cooper Hospital for postmortem.
Actor Shabana Azmi shared more details via tweet. She posted, “OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm.Om Puri with his wife Nandita Puri
Veteran actor Om Puri, gave countless memorable performances in movies of diverse genres. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 1990 and in 2004, was made an honorary Officer of the order of the British Empire.