Oscars 2017 Pays Tribute To Veteran Bollywood Actor Om Puri


The 89th Academy Awards, or Oscars as they are better known, paid a heartwarming tribute to all the talents they have lost in recent times. Along with the Hollywood stars, they also paid homage to veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri, who recently passed away due to cardiac arrest.

Aside from starring in several Bollywood movies such as Aakrosh (1980), Arohan (1982), he also played some light-hearted roles in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983) and Chachi 420 (1997).

His most recent film was Pakistani movie Actor in Law, where he played the role of Fahad Mustafa’s father.

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Om Puri has starred in various international films including those in Hollywood, earning accolades for his performance. He is best known for his portrayal of Abdullah in 1996 Hollywood film The Ghost And The Darkness. Besides this film, he also acted in City of Joy and Wolf.

The Academy Awards also mentioned American actor Bill Paxton who passed away on Saturday. The Memoriam segment was presented by Hollywood actor Jennifer Aniston.

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Om Puri was known for his deep baritone and different acting style, as well as craggy, pockmarked but distinctive face. He had an affinity towards socially relevant cinema. Besides being a Padma Shri awardee, Puri was conferred with the Order of British Empire for his contribution towards the British film industry.

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He was included in the annual montage along with Carrie Fisher, Prince, Gene Wilder, Michael Cimino, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall, Anton Yelchin, Mary Tyler Moore, Curtis Hanson and John Hurt.

Twitter is overwhelmed with Academy Awards’ tribute to legendary actor Om Puri:

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