Celebrated veteran Indian actor Om Puri passed away after suffering heart attack at his home in Mumbai on Friday. He was aged 66.
A day before his death, he had taken part in a shooting.
Puri, who has appeared in Bollywood and Hollywood films, made his debut in the 1976 film Ghashiram Kotwal.
He has featured in Indian films like “Ardh Satya”, “Janne Bhi Do Yaaron” and “Mirch Masala”. More recently, he played in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Ghayal Once Again”.
His works in Hollywood and British films include “The Reluctant Fundamentalist, “East is East” and “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
Several actors and fans have posted messages on social media mourning his demise.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he “condoles the passing away of the actors and recalls his long career in theatre and films.”
Actor Amitabh Bahchan tweeted: “Shocked to learn of OM Puri Ji’s passing just now… a dear friend a lovable colleague and an exceptional talent .. in grief!”
“We have lost one of the finest actors of Indian cinema,” actor Aamir Khan said.