Om Puri passes away at 66, Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher pay tribute at funeral

Om Puri dead: Om Puri's body is at his residence in Andheri and his old friends and colleagues from Bollywood have arrived to pay their last respects.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 6, 2017 10:01 pm
Om Puri, Om Puri dead, Om Puri news, Om Puri death news, Om Puri passes away, Om Puri films, Om Puri health, Om Puri updates, entertainment news Om Puri died early on Friday morning. His death was mourned by Bollywood colleagues and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away after a massive heart attack early on Friday morning. The actor was 66. Om Puri’s friends and colleagues from Bollywood reached his Andheri residence to pay their last respects to the actor. Various Bollywood actors, who shared screen space with Puri, were present at the funeral to pay their tributes. Amitabh Bachchan was seen arriving with son Abhishek Bachchan.

Confirming the news to indianexpress.com, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit — a close friend of Puri — said,”Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.”

Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan were spotted coming in to pay their respect. Amitabh Bachchan and Om Puri had worked in several movies together like Ghatak, Dev and Lakshay. On the shocking news of Puri’s death, the megastar shared his best memories with the actor on Facebook. Coincidentally, they had met just a day before Puri succumbed to heart attack at his Mumbai residence. Big B recalled how Puri visited the sets of Sarkar 3 and shared some pictures of the meeting. He also posted some photos of the pair during the launch of Puri’s biography, The Unlikely Hero: Om Puri. Credits: Amit Chakravarty Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan were spotted coming in to pay their respect Credits: Amit Chakravarty

 

Shabana Azmi completely broke down at the funeral.

Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Om Puri DEATH  Om Puri and Shabana have acted together in almost 15 films and were at the forefront of parallel cinema movement in the 80s.

 

Vidya Balan was also spotted at the ceremony.

Om Puri , Vidya Balan Vidya Balan paid tribute to Om Puri

 

Farhan Akhtar was also spotted at the event.

Farhan Akhtar, Riteish Sidwani Farhan Akhtar was seen with Riteish Sidhwani

 
Anupam Kher was present to pay his last respect to him former colleague

Anupam Kher, Om Puri Anupam Kher was spotted at the funeral.

 

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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.”

WATCH VIDEO | Veteran Actor Om Puri Passes Away At 66, His Cinematic Journey

Here is the latest update on Om Puri’s death news: 

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He also took to Twitter to share the news, “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.”

Watch video: Om Puri passes away at the age of 66

The actor has appeared in mainstream Bollywood cinema as well as Pakistani, British and Hollywood films. The actor has received an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled his death. “The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films,” PMO India tweeted.

Puri’s friends in Bollywood were left shell-shocked by his death. Mahesh Bhatt tweeted: 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 ?

WATCH VIDEO | Bollywood Mourns Death Of Veteran Actor Om Puri

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Boman Irani also tweeted: “RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.”

Check what Bollywood celebs tweeted after Om Puri death:  

See pics | Om Puri Passes Away At 66: A Tribute To The Veteran actor

An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India as well as National School of Drama, Puri was on the forefront of what was called art films movement in the 70s. He has worked in acclaimed films such as Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).

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    Nitesh pandey
    Jan 6, 2017 at 4:42 am
    Om sir ur finest actor in our film industry. We salute you lt;br/gt;Riplt;br/gt;Nitesh pandeylt;br/gt;Bhopal
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      Ikok
      Jan 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm
      Political Murder
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        Aashiq
        Jan 6, 2017 at 4:10 am
        Rip
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          abhay singh
          Jan 6, 2017 at 5:05 am
          abhay Post your opinion...not only industry or Bollywood lost an actor but India lost a gem ...we miss u puri Saab.
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            Ash
            Jan 6, 2017 at 6:36 am
            Rip sir
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              Muhammad Azam
              Jan 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm
              RIP Om sb. May God forgive all ur sins in return for u making millions of people laugh at different point in time.
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                Bholu
                Jan 6, 2017 at 7:24 am
                Ha ha ha . Tu bhi nikal le
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                  Bholu
                  Jan 6, 2017 at 7:24 am
                  Is kameeney desh drohi ko cremate kyon kar rahein hai. He is a converted to Islam
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