Sudden demise of distinguished Indian actor Om Puri shook the whole world. It is important to mention that Mr. Puri was hale and hearty and was not suffering from any disease.
Primarily, Puri was said to have cardiac arrest which was told the cause of his death. But, an initial postmortem report has disclosed that the actor did not die of ‘natural causes’, India Today reported.
According to the report, Om Puri had sustained a head injury which may be the cause of his sudden death. Puri’s close associate producer Khalid Kidwai told the actor had been drinking alcohol before his death, drinking alcohol was not something new for Om Puri.
“Puri sir had taken alcohol. He also wished to meet his son Ishaan but it could not happen. He was emotional during the evening but I don’t think there is anything doubtful about his death,” Kidwai told police. Puri’s wife Nandita was also probed by Indian police.
On the other hand, talking about his dear comrade’s death, Bollywood star Naseeruddin Shah spoke about Puri’s failing health to Subhash K Jha of DNA.
“His personal glitches in which I did not interfere at all had left his psychological and physical health in muddles. I know for a fact that Om was actually suffering during the last few years. And there was no way out of it. However, his death was sudden, I can’t say it was totally unanticipated,” he said. “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,” Shah said.
Om Puri’s stance towards Pakistan on current India-Pakistan tension, has already raised red flags about the safety of his life. There were many extremist groups in India who wanted to kill Mr. Puri for his public stance on the issue.