Leading Indian actor Om Puri, well known for his roles in hit movies Gandhi, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and the British hit East is East, has died at 66. The actor suffered a heart attack at his house in Mumbai on Friday. The reason behind the Om Puri death was Heart Attack as per sources.
Puri died at his residence in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood, the Press Trust of India reported on Friday .
He returned home on Thursday evening after a film shoot but his door bell went unanswered on Friday morning, following which his driver raised an alarm, it said.
The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 6, 2017
Om Puri was known for his loveable performances in a number of Indian films in the 1980s. he has worked in British films, including a cameo in Richard Attenborough’s epic on Mahatma Gandhi. Puri was known for his roles in Indian, Pakistani, British and Hollywood films.
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.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
Puri, who was born in 1950 in the north Indian state of Haryana, made his film debut in the 1976 film Ghashiram Kotwal.
He was awarded an honorary OBE for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004.
He had recently spoken out against the ban imposed by India on Pakistani actors working in Bollywood films, following tensions over Kashmir.