Om Puri dies: Rare and Unseen pictures of Veteran actor
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Veteran Indian actor Om Puri died on Friday morning of a heart attack at his residence here, a family friend said. He was 66. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who was going to direct the actor in his new movie, told IANS over phone: "It is a very sad news. Om Puriji passed away after a heart attack today morning. He was at his home."
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"His body of work in the Indian film industry has been tremendous across the commercial and parallel genres. We've lost a great talent."
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Actor Anupam Kher, a close friend of Om Puri, said he had spoken to him just two days ago, and the disheartening news of his demise was broken to him by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit.