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Amrish Puri is dead

rediff.com Moviesdesk | January 12, 2005 08:53 IST

Actor Amrish Puri died at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday following prolonged illness, hospital sources said.

He was 72.

Puri suffered a blood clot in the brain and slipped into coma, the sources said, adding he was also being treated for malaria.

Amrish Puri

The actor had undergone a surgery last week.

Initial reports had suggested that the actor, who is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter,had died of brain haemorrhage.

The funeral is likely to take place on Thursday, the sources added.

Puri was born on June 22, 1932 and made his Bollywood debut in 1971 with Reshma Aur Shera.

The younger brother of character actor Madan Puri, he initially screen-tested for a hero's role in 1954, but the producer rejected him.

He then turned to theatre and also lent his voice to several advertisement jingles.

After Reshma Aur Shera, he had to wait a long time before filmmaker Shyam Benegal offered him roles in films like Nishaant, Manthan and Bhumika.

His career-defining role came with Mr India in 1987, as Mogambo. The line, Mogambo khush hua, became one of the most famous in the history of Hindi cinema.

He also acted in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Aitraazwas his latest release.



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Sub: god bless amrish ji

hi,,i am from fiji islands.....i was a big fan of sir amrish puri,,it was so heartbreaking,shocking and unbelievable to hear about his untimely death.he was ...


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Sub: all

we loss one of our film industry lion


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Sub: amrish puri

i am so upset dat amrish puri died he was a brilliant actor and no body can take over i wish god bless his soul


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Sub: Deepest Condolenses......

He was a Legend of indian cinematiq....who will never be born again...to chant....MUGAMBO KHUSH HUA.. May his soul rests in peace...My deepest condolenses to his ...


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Sub: my deep condolenses

to all his family out there...my deep condolenses on the death of amrish puri... he is not a vilan...he is more than a hero that ...


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