Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passed away on Friday morning after suffering severe cardiac arrest at his residence in Mumbai.
Om Puri, who acted in both mainstream and art films, was known for his gritty performances in a number of landmark Indian films in the 1980s.
Puri was awarded an honorary OBE for his contribution to the British film industry in 2004.
He was known for his performances in critically acclaimed films like Ardh Satya and Paar and the satirical Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.
Puri also worked in a number of foreign films, including The Reluctant Fundamentalist, East is East, and most recently in The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors #OmPuri is no more. Deeply saddened & shocked.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 6, 2017
Veteran indian actor Om Puri passed away in Mumbai, he was found dead at his home on Friday morning.