The entire nation is shocked with the news of Om Puri's sudden demise. According to reports, he suffered a massive cardiac arrest this morning and was declared dead at that very minute. Although an official declaration from any of his family members is yet to be made. Shabana Azmi just revealed the details of his cremation ceremony by further adding how Om Puri's body has now gone for a postmortem. Yes, Shabana informed through a tweet saying, "OM Puri undergoing postmortem at Cooper Hospital.Will be taken to Trishul around 3pm Funeral at Oshiwara electric crematorium around 6pm." Now it's left to see what does the postmortem report suggest. Is it a usual procedure or is there something suspicious about Om Puri's sudden death? We'll have to wait for an official statement. Also read: Om Puri passes away at 66 following a cardiac arrest
Fans, celebs everyone's obviously very heartbroken with this saddening loss. Anupam Kher, who has been dearest to Om Puri, was one of the first one's to tweet with a heavy heart, "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 & shocked. I have known Om Puri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud 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." Also read: Om Puri passes away, Here are 5 lesser known facts about the veteran actor
Here's what Shabana Azmi tweeted:
Survived by his ex wife Nandita Puri and son Ishaan, the 66 year old actor was last seen in Sunny Deol’s Ghayal Returns and had also featured in one of the biggest hits of 2016 - The Jungle Book. For all those who've forgotten, Om Puri was the voice of Bagheera. Not to mention, Om Puri also marked his Pakistani film debut last year with Actor In Law and was simultaneously also filming for Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House that featured Gillian Anderson.
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