The renounced personality Om Puri passed away early morning of 6 January, 2017 due to heat attack at the age of 66, at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai. This heart-aching news was initially confirmed by a close friend of the versatile actor Ashoke Pandit (filmmaker), on Twitter.
According to the sources, Om Prakesh Puri was born on 18 October 1950 in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family, he was an Indian actor who featured in mainstream commercial Indian, American, and British films, and also in art films and independent films. During his tenure he was honored with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in the year 1990 and in 2004, he was managed to made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
As per press media, acting powerhouse Mr Puri, has taken his acting education from famous Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Although, prior to that he was the student of Delhi’s National School of Drama. Moreover, Naseeruddin Shah was his co- student similar as Om Puri he also took classes for lead roles in non- commercial films to start with and played the leading character in iconic films, portrayed class warfare and the common man’s fight for survival amid inflexible corruption.
As a matter of fact, Om Puri made his Bollywood career debut in the year 1976 with the Marathi film ‘Ghashiram Kotwal’. A critically publicly praised actor, Om Puri appeared in award winning films like ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’, (1992), ‘Mirch Masala’, (1986) and ‘Ardh Satya’, (1982) Bhavni Bhavai, (1980), Sadgati, (1981). Most recently, he was seen in the movies, like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Ghayal again’.
Om Puri also had a powerful and memorable role opposite Helen Mirren in Steven Spielberg’s in the year 2014 American comedy drama ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’. In conjunction to this ,The publicly praised actor delivered some breathtaking performances in mainstream commercial Indian, Pakistani, and British cinema other than this set a benchmark in Hollywood with his roles in ‘City of Joy’, ‘Gandhi’ as well as ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’.
Om puri known for his under-played performances along with Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Smita Patil, were among the critically acclaimed actors played a noteworthy cameo in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi In the year 1990s, he risked into commercial movies that captured attention of the masses in spite of critics.
Over the decades, the prominent actor set trademark in American and British productions. His Hollywood movies comprised The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) with Val Kilmer , Wolf (1994) with Jack Nicholson and City of Joy (1992) with Patrick Swayze. He also performed General Zia-ul-Haq in Charlie Wilson’s War, that stars Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks.
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