Indian actor Om Puri dies
Friday, January 6, 2017
Two weeks ago Puri was looking back on his career on Twitter. "I have no regrets at all. I have done quite well for myself. I didn't have a conventional face, but I have done well, and I am proud of it." Honours include the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1982, the in 1990, and an honorary award in 2004.
His wife Nandita and son Ishaan survive him. Tributes have come from colleagues in the film industry, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Friend Ananth Mahadevan, an actor and director, called the death "a personal loss and a loss to cinema because he was truly India's international star."
- "Om Puri: Veteran Indian actor dies at the age of 66" — , January 6, 2017
- Michael Safi. "Om Puri, celebrated Indian actor, dies at 66" — , January 6, 2017
- "Om Puri, veteran film actor, dies at 66" — , January 6, 2017