Bollywood Actor Om Puri dies at the age of 66

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Om Puri Om Puri, one of India’s most iconic actors died after suffering a massive heart attack. Veteran actor died at the age of 66 this morning following a heart attack. The development has left many in the film world shocked. The two-time National Award winning actor had starred in several Hollywood films as well.

He was born in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family in 1950. Om Puri was our true blue crossover artist who has worked who has appeared in Pakistani, Indian, British, and Hollywood, Independent films and art films.

His credits also include appearances in American films. He is also the recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. He received critical acclaim for his performance in Govind Nihalani’s television film Tamas (1987) based on a Hindi novel of the same name. He also remembered for his role in Hindi films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.

People from the Bollywood fraternity and across the nation are expressing their condolences on twitter:

Here are the major highlights of his illustrious career as an actor.