Mumbai - Veteran actor Om Puri passed away at the age of 66 on Friday morning after suffering a massive heart attack.
Born on 18 October 1950, the actor was known for his outstanding performances in not just Indian but also Pakistani, British, and Hollywood movies. He had been awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India. An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India as well as National School of Drama, Puri was on the forefront of what was called art films movement in the 70s. He has worked in acclaimed films such as Bhavni Bhavai (1980), Sadgati (1981), Ardh Satya (1982), Mirch Masala (1986) and Dharavi (1992).