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Om Puri, veteran Bollywood actor, passes away

_33310c96-cfa6-11e5-94bd-a06a76346e8fVeteran Bollywood actor, Om Puri passed away today early morning. Om Puri had a massive heart attackt today morning and he passed away at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai. Film producer Ashok Pandit, who has been a close friend of Puri’s for a long time confirmed the news.

All of Mr. Puri’s friends and collegaues have reached his residence to pay their last respects. OM Puri has acted in mainstream Indian, British, American and Pakistani cinema. The actor has received a Padma Shri, the 4th highest civilian award in 1990 and the Order of the British Empire in 2004. He has won several other awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for best actor (twice).

Om Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana, he studied at the Film and Television Institue of India and also at the National School of Drama. He made his debut in a Marathi film Ghashiram Kotwal.

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