Indian Cinema Lost A Legend: Om Puri

India awoke to the loss of one of the best artistes of its generation, Om Puri on Friday morning. Om Puri, as we learned, passed away at 66, of a heart attack at his residence in Mumbai. His close friend, Ashoke Pandit, confirmed the news via Twitter.

Om Puri (1950–2017)

Om Puri was a well known international artist, with acclaimed roles outside of India, primarily in the U.K. and United States, who made his debut in the 1976 Marathi film Ghasiram Kotwal. Om Puri went on to star memorably in critically acclaimed films like Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992). Puri was awarded the National Award for Best Actor for his role of police officer who revolts against cultural and political persecution. Another memorable role was in Gulzar’s Maachis, where we plays the character driven by ideology and negative shades.

World cinema lost a true artist and a wonderful human being. Rest in peace, Om Puri

Om Puri’s Selective Filmography

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