Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the death of veteran actor and theatre personality Om Puri, saying may he remain with his ever infectious smile. Om Puri was found dead at his residence on Friday morning. He suffered a cardiac attack in his sleep and passed away at the age of 66 years.
Amitabh wrote on his blog, "Om Puri, if in soul you be, may you remain with your ever infectious smile." The 74-year-old thespian also shared that "death, that darkest moment of humanity took away another soul into its boundless fold and left us all in disbelief." Big B also called Om as, "a friend, an affable loving colleague and a dynamic talent." ALSO READ - Salman Khan's reaction on his Tubelight co-star Om Puri's death will make your heart melt - view pic
Amitabh along with son - Abhishek attended the actor's cremation, which took place at the Oshiwara Electrical crematorium. Talking to the media, he said that the only thing that he could do is to hold his, "friend's son in an embrace and transfer strength to him in his young world. Be strong is all I can muster, what else can I say? What else can anyone say? They that have lost personally and in relation, shall bear the end, with greater sorrow, who knows?" ALSO READ - Om Puri's last rites: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor arrive to pay their respects - view HQ pics
The last rites of Om Puri were carried out by his son Ishaan in the presence of his divorced wife Nandita Puri and close friends Ashoke Pandit and Anupam Kher. Iconic filmmakers and actors like Ketan Mehta, Prakash Jha and Govind Nihlani, Shabana Azmi, Shakti Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Manoj Bajpayee, Anil Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranvir Shorey, Farhan Akhtar, Gulzar, Javed Akhtar and Sonu Nigam also attended the funeral.
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