Legendary Bollywood actor Om Puris death came as a shocker for fans around the globe. Bollywood actor who died on Friday, was said to have died due to cardiac arrest. But, initial postmortem report and media outlets have something else to say.

New details have emerged after Mumbai Police registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) for actor Om Puri’s demise on Friday (January 6). Om Puri’s dead body was discovered with an injury on his head and it is suspected that he might have fell. The initial cause for Om Puri’s death was said to be a heart attack but according to the preliminary postmortem report, Om did not die of natural causes. Om Puri’s close friend and film producer Khalid Kidwai told police that the actor had consumed alcohol the night before his death, India Today reported.

Producer Khalid Kidwai, who claimed to have been with Puri till a few hours before his death said, Om Puri wanted to meet his son Ishan on Thursday evening. So we (Kidwai and Om Puri) went to Trishul building where his ex-wife Nandita lives with Ishan but were unable to meet them as both Nandita and Ishan had gone for a party. Om Puri then had an argument over the phone with Nandita and asked them to come soon as he wanted to meet his son.

Another media report quoted senior officer of Mumbai Police as saying, We suspect that Puri died of heart-attack, however, it will be confirmed after viscera report. After suffering the cardiac arrest, he might have fallen causing the injury on his forehead. He was alone at home and there was no sign of forced entry. At this stage, we have ruled out possibility of any foul play.

Where many celebrities felt that he went too soon, actor Naseeruddin Shah feels his death was not unexpected. In an interview with DNA India, the veteran actor said, But his personal problems in which I did not intervene at all had left his mental and physical health in a shambles. I know for a fact that Om was really suffering during the last few years. And there was no way out of it. Though his death was sudden, I cant say it was totally unexpected. In a way, death has relieved him of all the stress, and that includes the bad films he took on, I presume for financial reasons. Om took all the criticism on his chin.

2,500 people attended his funeral on Friday, including many celebrities from the Bollywood film industry.


Source = Business Recorder

Author = Asfia Afzal