New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today paid tribute to veteran actor Om Puri, who passed away yesterday, describing him as 'a highly talented,...
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today paid tribute to veteran actor Om Puri, who passed away yesterday, describing him as "a highly talented, acclaimed and iconic artiste".
In a condolence message to Puri’s son Ishaan Puri, the President said, "In the passing away of Shri Om Puri, the Indian film industry has lost a highly talented and acclaimed actor who played memorable roles in numerous movies.
" Mr Mukherjee said, "the actor shall always be remembered for his powerful and versatile acting, which brought life into the celluloid characters he played in films, and his sad demise had left a huge void in the field of Indian film industry, which will be difficult to fill.
" "A veteran and iconic actor, Puri delighted fans all over the world with his masterful screen presence and performance.
For his contribution to Indian Cinema, he was honoured with numerous awards including the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ in the year 1990," the President said.