Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Amidst selfie-seeking fans and massive crowd, Bollywood bids Om Puri a teary adieu

Many celebrities including Shabana Azmi broke down while offering their prayers at Om Puri's funeral.

 Shabana Azmi and many other celebrities broke down while offering their prayers at Om Puri's funeral. Shabana Azmi and many other celebrities broke down while offering their prayers at Om Puri’s funeral.

It’s unfortunate that Om Puri’s film press conference never gathered the kind of media and crowd presence as his death today generated. While it was a given that every major and minor channel would cover his funeral, it was the pesky selfie-seeking fans, more interested in getting clicked with the celebs that made crowd swell. Not to forget a huge number of wannabe strugglers who gatecrashed just to network. Amid all this, many of Puri’s old associates and some big names from the film industry, including the Bachchans, paid their last respects to the soul of the departed actor.

More from the world of Entertainment:

In the morning, Puri’s body was taken to Cooper hospital where a post-mortem was conducted that validated the cause of death as natural. The body was later brought to Trishul apartments in the evening where friends and well-wishers paid their last respects. One spotted Kabir Khan, Prakash Jha, Vidya Balan, Shyam Benegal, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Ratna Pathak Shah and sons Imaad and Vivan, Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others. Many including Shabana Azmi broke down while offering their prayers.

Also read: Om Puri: Unlikely hero who straddled twin worlds of Ardh Satya’s Anant and Narsimha’s Baapji

Subscriber Only Stories
JK Cement’s SPSU Udaipur Launches ‘Golden Batch 2022’ In Collaboration Wi...Premium
Appendicitis in Children- A new lifestyle disorderPremium
Using evidence will create strong foundations for the future of education...Premium
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium

The funeral was conducted at the nearby Oshiwara crematorium where a host of Bollywood stars made a beeline to bid their last adieu to Puri. One spotted Manoj Bajpai, Satish Kaushik, Mukesh Rishi, Ranveer Shorey, Anubhav Sinha, Rakesyh Omprakash Mehra, Shakti Kapoor, Ketan Mehta, Vikrant Massey, Paresh Rawal, Abhishek Chaubey and others. The last rites were conducted by Puri’s teenaged son who was inconsolable as Puri’s body was consigned to the holy flames.

First published on: 06-01-2017 at 10:36:16 pm
Next Story

Bye-election to Amritsar Lok Sabha seat to be held on Feb 4

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close