In pictures: Remembering Om Puri - The versatile genius
From Bollywood to Hollywood, from independent to art films, the noted actor, known for his versatility, gave several acclaimed performances
Om Puri featured in several Indian, Pakistani, British and Hollywood mainstream commercial films
Om Puri with Smita Patil in Satyajit Ray's 1981 film 'Sadgati'
With Linda Bassett in the 1999 British comedy drama film 'East is East'
With Shabana Azmi and Patrick Swayze in 1992 Hollywood film 'City of Joy' directed by Roland Joff
Om Puri and Smita Patil
Om Puri and Rekha in the controversial film Aastha
Om Puri in the satire, The King of Bollywood
Om Puri and Rajeshwari Sachdev in Triyacharitra
Om Puri was awarded the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award, in 1990
Om Puri made his film debut in the 1976 Marathi film 'Ghashiram Kotwal'
Some of his most notable films include "Bhavni Bhavai", "Sandgate, "Ardh Satya", "Mirch Masala", "Dharavi", "Aakrosh", "Ardh Satya", "Maachis", "Gupt", "Dhoop", "Yuva", "Don", "Agneepath", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and others
A still from the popular TV show starring Om Puri, Kakaji Kahin
He earned international fame in many British films, such as "My Son the Fanatic", "East Is East", "The Parole Officer" and others
He also appeared in Hollywood films like "City of Joy", "Wolf", "The Ghost and the Darkness" among others
Born in Ambala, Haryana, in a Punjabi family, Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
He was also an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama, where Naseeruddin Shah was a co-student
Om Puri in a still from the film Bollywood Calling
Puri made a name for himself in the 1980s with the alternative art cinema that found a niche audience in India, playing several memorable characters that depicted the anger and angst of those times
Om Puri and Revathy
Om Puri, Saira Banu and Javed Jaaferi