Had predicted his own death
In an interview with the BBC, Ompuri spoke about his death. In the year 2015, Ompuri said in an interview, “You won’t even know about death. I will go to sleep (Regarding my demise) You will know that Om Puri passed away yesterday morning at 7.22 am. ”He laughed saying this. But the same happened with them. Ompuri’s body was found naked in his house. He had a heart attack due to which he died.
Ompuri made her film debut with the Marathi film Ghasiram Kotwal. But he got popularity from the film ‘Ardh Satya’ released in 1983. He also received a National Award for this film. His life was spent in extreme poverty. He used to clean tea utensils at a tea stall at the age of just six. But due to acting, he went to the National School of Drama. After which, in the year 1988, he did many roles in Doordarshan’s famous TV series ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ and the audience also liked him a lot.
In 2009, his biography ‘Unlikable Hero: The Story of Om Puri’ was written by Om Puri’s second wife Nandita Puri. What was written in this book greatly influenced the life of Ompuri. It was written in the book that Om Puri had relations with many women. After which the actor had said that through these things Nandita tarnished her image among her loved ones.