Jalota has even requested prime minister Narendra Modi to confer Puri with the Padma Bhushan posthumously.
Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Anup Jalota remember Om Puri on his 1st death anniversary
Mumbai - 08 Jan 2018 12:24 IST
Updated : 12:51 IST
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."
Remembering Shri Om Puri on his first death anniversary. A great actor and a greater human being .— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) January 6, 2018
Singer Anup Jalota even requested prime minister Narendra Modi to confer Puri with the Padma Bhushan posthumously.
Hon. PM @narendramodi Ji, I recommend exceptional artist Late #OmPuri Ji to be honored with Posthumous #PadmaBhushan Samman.— Anup Jalota (@anupjalota) January 6, 2018
And I request each of you, to kindly RT, as your support to this, and as symbol of your love & support to the wonderful art of @OmRajeshPuri Sahab. pic.twitter.com/66sEowPEeb
Puri, a National Award winning actor and recipient of Padma Shri, was also felicitated at the Oscars 2017 in the 'In Memoriam' section.