Veteran actor Om Puri, who gave countless memorable performances in movies of diverse genres, died at the age of 66 at his residence in Mumbai this morning after a massive heart attack, as per the media reports.
“He passed away this morning due to a massive heart attack at his residence in suburban Andheri. It's shocking,” a family source said.
He was awarded the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award, in 1990.
The noted actor, known for his versatility, gave several acclaimed performances.
From Bollywood to Hollywood, from independent to art films, he featured in several Indian, Pakistani, British and Hollywood mainstream commercial films.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Puri's demise and recalled his long career in theatre and films.