Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep condolences on demise of renowned Bollywood actor and recipient of Padma Sri award Om Puri.The Padma Shri awardee Om Puri, popular for his work even in the West, breathed his last here on Friday. He was 66.

Members of the Indian film fraternity have expressed grief on the micro-blogging platform twitter.Actor Anupam Kher wrote: “Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors Om Puri is no more. Deeply saddened and shocked.”Having known Puri for over four decades, Kher added: “I have known Om Puri for the last 43 years. For me he’ll always be a great actor, a kind and generous man. And that is how world should remember him.”Om Puri lent dignity to d medium he worked for. Whether it was stage, TV or cinema. He elevated status of the projects was associated with.”

Actress Priyanka Chopra tweeted: “The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. RIP Om Puri”.Bollywood star Akshay Kumar wrote: “Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films… Heartfelt condolences to the family.”Shocked beyond words to express, actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted: “Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. Had the privilege of working with Om ji in two films ‘Malamaal Weekly’ and ‘Tere Naal Love Hogayaa’. I still can’t believe he is no more.”Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, reacting to the tragic news, said a part of him is gone.


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