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PM Narendra Modi condoles death of veteran actor Om Puri; recalls his long career in theatre, films

The PMO tweeted, "The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films."

FILE PHOTO - Actor Om Puri arrives for the British gala screening of "The Hundred-Foot Journey" at the Curzon Mayfair in London September 3, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo Om Puri, aged 66, passed away in the early hours of Friday morning after a massive heart attack. REUTERS/Paul Hackett/File Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of veteran actor Om Puri and recalled his long career in theatre and films. The PMO tweeted, “The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.”

READ | Om Puri passes away after a massive heart attack

Om Puri, aged 66, passed away in the early hours of Friday morning after a massive heart attack.

WATCH VIDEO | Om Puri His Cinematic Journey

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Filmmaker Ashok Pandit, confirming the news to Indianexpress.com said, “Omji suffered from a massive heart attack in the morning today. We have just reached his residence.” He took to Twitter condole his death, “Sad & shocked to know that versatile actor Om Puri jee has expired due to heart attack early morning today. #RIP.”

READ | Om Puri passes away at 66: A tribute to the veteran actor

The veteran’s body is at his residence in Andheri and his old friends and colleagues from Bollywood have arrived to pay their last respects.

First published on: 06-01-2017 at 09:52:32 am
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