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Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Anup Jalota remember Om Puri on his 1st death anniversary


Jalota has even requested prime minister Narendra Modi to confer Puri with the Padma Bhushan posthumously.

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IANS

Veteran actors Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal remembered late actor Om Puri on his first death anniversary on Saturday, 6 January. They expressed their sadness on the loss of a "great actor and human being."

After contributing to the world of cinema with projects like Aakrosh (1980), Arohan (1983), Ardh Satya (1983), Maachis (1996), Mrityudand (1997) and A Death In The Gunj (2017), Puri died at the age of 66 due to a heart attack at his Mumbai residence.

Kher shared Puri's picture and tweeted — "Miss you my friend".

Actor Paresh Rawal also posted a message on his Twitter handle: "Remembering shri Om Puri on his first death anniversary. A great actor and a greater human being."

Singer Anup Jalota even requested prime minister Narendra Modi to confer Puri with the Padma Bhushan posthumously.

Puri, a National Award winning actor and recipient of Padma Shri, was also felicitated at the Oscars 2017 in the 'In Memoriam' section.