Om Puri: Life and times of the acclaimed actor
Veteran actor Om Puri passed away on Friday morning following a cardiac arrest at his residence in Mumbai. Here we take a look at some of the key moments of his life.
Om Puri was born on October 19, 1950 in Haryana. His father had worked for the railways and the Indian army.
Om Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and later joined the National School of Drama (NSD).
Puri made his debut with the Marathi film 'Ghashiram Kotwal'.
One of his earlier notable performances was in 'Aakrosh' for which he won the Filmfare award for best supporting actor.
Om Puri won his first National Award for his performance in 'Aarohan'.
Om Puri won his second National Award for 'Ardh Satya' in which he played a police oficer.
Om Puri in 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro', a film which is memorable even today.
'Mirch Masala' was another of his memorable performances.
Om Puri featured in numerous Hollywood films like 'My Son the Fanatic', 'East Is East', 'The Parole Officer', 'City of Joy', 'Wolf', 'War'. This is a still from 'Ghost and the Darkness'.
He was a highly versatile actor impressing with his comic timing in films such as 'Hera Pheri'.
The actor was also seen in numerous television serials like 'Tamas' and 'Kakkaji Kaheen'. This is a still from 'Tamas'.
One of the controversies associated with him was when his wife Nandita had filed a case of domestic violence against him in 2011. They later decided to go for judicial separation without going for divorce after 26 years of marriage.
Om Puri was recently attacked for his comments made against the martyrs of the recent attacks in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.
The actor was last seen in a Pakistani film 'Actor in Law' and a film 'Viceroy's House' starring him will release this year.
Om Puri was honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1990.