MUMBAI, Jan 6 - Om Puri, who broke the stereotype of conventional �good looking� Bollywood hero to star in some of Indian cinema�s most memorable films such as Ardh Satya, Aakrosh and City of Joy, died here today after he suffered a massive heart attack.
A giant of parallel and new wave cinema, the 66-year-old actor, who is survived by estranged wife Nandita and son Ishsan, died at his residence.
�I am in shock right now. It�s unbelievable. He passed away around 6-6.30 am. He was lying on the kitchen floor,� Nandita told PTI.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Puri�s demise and recalled his long career in theatre and films. � PTI