: The film fraternity expressed shock on the news of the untimely demise of Om Puri, one of the industry’s “greatest” and “most passionate” talent, who they believe will remain alive with the body of work he has left behind.
The Padma Shri awardee, popular for his work even in the West, breathed his last here on Friday. He was 66.
Members of the Indian film fraternity have expressed grief on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
Actor Anupam Kher wrote: “Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors Om Puri is no more. Deeply saddened and shocked.”
Having known Puri for over four decades, Kher added: “I have known Om Puri for the last 43 years. For me he’ll always be a great actor, a kind and generous man. And that is how world should remember him.
“Om Puri lent dignity to d (the) medium he worked for. Whether it was stage, TV or cinema. He elevated status of the projects was associated with.”
Actress Priyanka Chopra tweeted: “The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. RIP Om Puri”.