National Award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji on Friday remembered veteran Indian actor Om Puri as the “carrier of earliest cinematic memories”.

Om Puri died on Friday morning of a heart attack at his Mumbai residence, a family friend said. He was 66.

“One part of a favourite debate, carrier of earliest cinematic memories passes away. RIP Om Puri, you were always up there with the very best,” Srijit tweeted.

National Award winner and Bengali cine star Prosenjit commented on life’s unpredictability.

“Can’t believe that Om Puriji is no more amongst us. life is so unpredictable. Rest in peace sir,” Prosenjit tweeted.

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