Veteran actor Om Puri passed away on Friday morning in Mumbai after a massive heart attack at his residence.
The news has come out as a shock to the industry as the actor was recently spotting shooting for Kabir Khan's Tubelight in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Kamal Haasan and many more remembered their working experience with the legendary actor.
Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films...heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIP— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 6, 2017
The end of an era .... The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) January 6, 2017
Omji... I will miss that warm tight hug that you gave me every morning on set. Khudahafiz sir... you were the best!— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) January 6, 2017
Solid actor....Solid filmography....immense talent.... #RIPOmPuri ....cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 6, 2017
Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss pic.twitter.com/REq9vDrtkk— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 6, 2017
So long Omji. Prided myself on being his friend peer & admirer. Who dare say my Om Puri is no more ? He lives through his work.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 6, 2017
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
R I P. Will miss you Om! pic.twitter.com/UD6S7y6qUi— Rishi Kapoor -"Book" (@chintskap) January 6, 2017
Puri has acted in over 100 films in his career which spanned for over 3 decades. The actor had received many honours in his lifetime, the most prominent being the OBE and Padma Shri.