Om Puri passed away but his death has opened the gates for an investigation by the Mumbai police. Initially, it was announced that Om Puri had died at the age of 66 from a massive heart attack. A post-mortem was carried out on the body. The report revealed that Om Puri had injuries on his head. Further investigation has also brought out that the actor was in depression and had frequent fights with his second wife Nandita from who he has a son. His wife had complained to the police that Om Puri was beating her and the actor had been called to the police station and asked to give a statement.

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Doubts about his death

The post mortem revealed that the actor had injuries on his head. The police claim that the injury marks show that either Om Puri fell down or was hit by someone. The investigation is on and the police have said that they will call his wife Nandita for a statement if required. The driver of the actor has also been asked to be present for questioning. The police have however confirmed that the actor was drunk at night. Friends have confirmed that Om Puri was greatly depressed and was hitting the bottle in a big way.

A great character actor

Om Puri has left a mark as a character actor, and despite unconventional looks had carved a niche for himself in Mumbai and world cinema. He was one of the few actors who has the distinction of acting in Indian language films, Bollywood, Hollywood and films made in Pakistan. The actor was honored by the Queen with the OBE and was also awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India.

Last word

His funeral was well attended and top Bollywood stars from Amitabh Bachan to Rishi Kapoor attended the last rites.

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There is some evidence that prior to his heart attack he had a big spat with his wife Nandita. As the case is in the investigation stage, one cannot hazard a guess on this death. Om Puri was a much-respected actor in the film industry. He leaves behind an endearing image of a fine character actor who lived his roles. It's a pity his death is surrounded by controversy.