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Oscars 2017: Om Puri Honoured

By amin | Comments: 0 | February 27, 2017

Every year the Academy Awards honour the greatest achievements in film that particular year and part of that recognition is through honouring those who have passed away recently. At last night’s Oscars, the show’s tribute to those lost included Indian actor Om Puri. Puri recently passed away in January from cardiac arrest at the age of 66.

Puri was one of the very few actors who had worked continuously in both Hollywood and Bollywood with films spanning throughout his 25 year career. With the Oscars including him in their ‘In Memoriam’ tribute, Puri became the first Indian actor to be featured. Others included in the montage were Carrie Fisher, Prince, Gene Wilder, Mary Taylor Moore, Anton Yelchin, and Patty Duke. Singer Sara Bareilles delivered a special performance of the Joni Mitchell song “Both Sides Now” during the montage while an emotional Jennifer Aniston introduced the segment.

Puri’s family was particularly touched by the tribute and released a statement thanking the Academy for acknowledging the late actor.

Puri’s film credits include popular flicks East is East, Gandhi, City of Joy, and Wolf.


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