Om Puri's Friend Reveals He'd Been Drinking The Night Before He Passed Away

Divya Rao , 10 Jan 2017
Om Puri | @OmRajeshPuri

In a tragic turn of events, veteran actor Om Puri passed away last week after he suffered a cardiac arrest, shocking all of Bollywood and his fans. It was reported the actor’s last wish was to settle down in Jhalwar, Rajasthan… but sadly, that is now going to be unfulfilled.

Puri’s friend and producer Khalid Kidwai was the last person with him before his death. In a statement to Mumbai Mirror, he spoke about Puri’s wish to meet with his son before he went home that night.

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.

He also claimed Puri may have had a little too much to drink that night.

He poured a drink in his glass and waited for almost 45 minutes at Nandita’s flat. But when they did not turn up, he took the glass and liquor bottle and started drinking in the car. After finishing the drink, we left.

This is rather unfortunate.

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