Om Puri left us for heavenly abode on January 6, 2017, but his legacy will live on forever. An actor par excellence, he defined the acting craft and was a name that everyone admired. His talent was unmatched and his versatility was even more satisfying. Today is his 70th birth anniversary and while we celebs are taking a moment to honour his humble soul, netizens too are busy remembering his talented self. Twitter is currently flooded with throwback pictures of Om Puri and netizens are grabbing the opportunity to reminisce his legacy. Om Puri Birth Anniversary: From Tamas To Kakaji Kahin – Five Shows Of The Actor That Made Television A Better Place.
Check out some of the tweets…
A Trip Down the Memory Lane
Remembering an actor par excellence of Indian as well International cinema #OmPuri ji on birth anniversary 🙏
— Movies N Memories (@BombayBasanti) October 18, 2020
The Golden Era of Hindi Film Cinema
Happy bday puri sahab, you are one of the greatest actor of all time. Aapki sari films ko Maine kaafi samay baad dekha aur paya ki aap jaisa koi na tha na hai aur na hoga.🙏 #OmPuri #happybdayompuri pic.twitter.com/gQqmRoJhyP
— शिवेन्द्र (@thefreesoulshiv) October 18, 2020
Remembering the Legend that He Was
संजीदा कलाकार अभिनेता #OmPuri जी की दमदार आवाज और शानदार अभिनय से समानांतर और व्यावसायिक सिनेमा में कई रंग भरें। 🥰🥰
— Deepak Joshi (@DeepakJ02841911) October 18, 2020
One of the Finest Actors We Ever Had
Remembering #OmPuri one of the finest actors in Cinema.
— 0 (@outhai200) October 18, 2020
His Memories Will Live On Forever
Remembering #OmPuri Sahab,
— Amrita Chakrabarti🇮🇳 (@AmmuTheDreamer) October 18, 2020
His Acting Proficiency Was Unmatched
ओमपुरी ने जिस संघर्ष को जीया, शायद उसी को सिनेमा के पर्दे पर चरित्रों के माध्यम से व्यक्त कर दिया । आज उनके जन्मदिन पर उन्हें याद कर हमें अपनी सिनेमाई विरासत पर गर्व महसूस होता है। 🍁 pic.twitter.com/tGLj4ljfFy
— डॉ . क़य्युम खान 🍁 (@qayyum0509) October 18, 2020
A Still from His TV Show, Tamas
— Rashid (@SkyHighRashid) October 18, 2020
Which is Your Favourite Om Puri Performance?
I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who has seen films and doesn’t have a favorite #OmPuri performance. Mine is his Ahuja from #JaaneBhiDoYaaro. No offence to his Anant Welankar from Ardh Satya. Long before we had Irrfan and Nawazuddin, we had Om Puri. What an absolute genius! pic.twitter.com/0nH6K46c1a
— Rajendra Chaudhary (@Bombaymoshai) October 18, 2020
Om Puri’s absence on the big and small screens is deeply felt and it’s hard to think of a name who can match his acting talent. He was a world-renowned actor and Bollywood was lucky to have a gem like him. Om Puri, a name that defines the word ‘legend’.
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