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Om Puri dies at 66 by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-01-06 10:43:08

6 January 2017 2:43 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Om Puri in West Is West, who has died at age 66 Photo: BBC Films East Is East star Om Puri has died at age 66.

The veteran Indian star reportedly died of a heart attack in Mumbai early today.

Puri, who became known as a character actor in the 1980s, finding fame both in his homeland, with films such as Ardh Satya and Sadgati, and in Britain, where he starred in films including culture clash comedy East Is East and its sequel West Is West. He also found fame in Hollywood, with films including The Hundred-Foot Journey and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

He was awarded an OBE for his contribution to British film in 2004 and the Padma Shri for his services to the film industry in India in 1990.

On December 21, Puri wrote on Twitter: "I have no regrets at all. I have done quite well for myself. I didn't have a conventional face, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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