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Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

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By: Eastern Eye Staff

Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including Gandhi, City of Joy and East is East, died on Friday (6) after suffering a heart attack. The award-winning character actor, whose career ranged from arthouse Indian films to Hollywood epics, died of a heart attack at his home in Mumbai, a family member told the Press Trust of India (PTI). He was 66. “It’s really a great loss,” the veteran scriptwriter Javed Akhtar told PTI. “Wonderful person, great actor and with such impressive body of work, right from Satyajit Ray to any commercial Hindi film to films…

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