Om Puri passes away; PM Modi & B-town express sorrow
Friday morning didn’t begin on pleasant note as veteran highly acclaimed actor Om Puri passed away today reportedly. The 66-year old actor breathed his last early this morning after a massive heart attack. Om Puri was one of the most regarded actors of Indian cinema.
Om not only appeared in mainstream & parallel Bollywood cinema but he also made his mark in British, Pakistani, independent & art films. His credits also include appearances in American films. The actor has been awarded an OBE as well as Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India.
His sudden demise left the entire film fraternity and fans in shock. As soon as the news spread out, B-town took to a micro-blogging site and mourned his death. Here’s what they wrote:
PM Modi: The prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri and recalls his long career in theatre and films.
Shah Rukh Khan: Gods garden must b beautiful, He always takes the best“ Will miss ur laughter over the shared brandy in Berlin. Will miss u lots Omji. RIP
Amitabh Bachchan: Shocked to learn of OM PURI Ji's passing just now.. a dear friend a lovable colleague and an exceptional talent .. in grief !
Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Saddened to hear that the fabulous actor #OmPuriji passed away. Loved him in Ardh Satya many more. RIP
Akshay Kumar: Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films...heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIP
Abhishek Bachchan: Very saddened by the news of Om Puri ji's passing. Worked with him on many films and learnt so much from him. Immense talent. #RIPOmPuri
Sidharth Malhotra: Really sad to hear #Ompuri sir is no more,a genius performer ! My thoughts n prayers are with his family
sachin tendulkar: You will live in our hearts forever through the impressions you have left with your versatility. We will miss you. RIP #OmPuri
Juhi Chawla: Sorry to hear of the passing of an amazing actor #OmPuri ji . Had the opportunity of working briefly in A Hundred Foot Journey ..
Huma Qureshi: Cannot believe #OmPuri ji is no more .. spoke to him a few days back .. such an artist had the privilege of working with him recently .. RIP
It's such a sad day .. so much talent , humour, generosity and such compassion.. You will be missed much #OmPuri Sir
Soha Ali Khan: Deeply saddened by the loss of Omji. He always made me laugh. We will miss him terribly. #RIPOmPuri
Anupam Kher: 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.
I have known #OmPuri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud remember him.
Riteish Deshmukh: Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss.
Had the privilege of working with Om ji in two films #MalamaalWeekly & #TereNaalLoveHoGaya ... I still can't believe he is no more. #Rip
Rishi Kapoor: R I P. Will miss you Om!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP, Will miss you sir #OmPuri
Nimrat Kaur: Such an indispensable loss to our world...too big for any words. Deeply, deeply saddened . #RIPOmPuri
Mahesh Bhatt: 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 ?
Preity zinta: Sad to hear about the passing of the massively talented Om Puri. May god give peace to his soul & strength to his family #RIPOmPuri
Boman Irani: RIP Om Puri.
We have lost one of our finest.
A talent, A Voice, A Spirit.
Will miss you Puri Saab.
Karan Johar: Solid actor....Solid filmography....immense talent.... #RIPOmPuri ....cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist....
Ranganathan Madhavan: Oh God . RIP Om Ji.. thank you for all the valuable life and acting lessons. Will never forget our attempts at Tennis in the early mornings.
sonu sood: Om ji,u were the finest. Will miss u always.Thank u so much for giving me n the entire world such fond memories..love u sir. #RipOmpuri sir
Sophie Choudry: A very sad day for cinema..One of our most gifted actors whose brilliant work here & abroad can never be forgotten #RIPOmPuri ji #OmPuri ????
Divya Dutta: This doesnt sink in.ompuri!!T super talented n witty one.Mymost cherished experience staging teri amrita with him.RIP sir..
Manoj Bajpayee: completely shocked to hear that om puri ji is no more.may his soul be blessed with peace!it will take long to come to terms with his demise!
Kabir Khan: Omji... u were laughing with us on set jst a few days ago! We have lost one of the greatest actor & the warmest person in the film industry
Omji... I will miss that warm tight hug that you gave me every morning on set. Khudahafiz sir... you were the best!
Ehsaan Noorani: #RIP #OmPuri the master thespian .....
Azmi Shabana: 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
Shoojit Sircar: RIP Om puri .. interactions with you were always full of life.. you were one of the finest artist we are proud of..
Mohit Marwah: Om puri ! One of the finest actors we had !! So many memories so many characters so many films ! #RipOmpuri
Priyanka Chopra: The end of an era .... The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri