Amrish Puri: Remembering an icon of Indian Cinema

Indians fondly remember the iconic villain, Amrish Puri on his 87th birth anniversary

Photo Courtesy: Social Media
Photo Courtesy: Social Media
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Talking about one of the most legendary actors who has played an iconic role in shaping the face of Indian cinema, there’s one name which always comes to our mind, Amrish Puri. He was the most celebrated legendary actor who has ever born in Indian history. He took birth in Punjab on June 22, 1932. After facing rejections many times, he finally got his first break in 1971 acting in the Bollywood film, Reshma aur Shera. Often known as the best villain of the Indian cinema, he started off as a protagonist. Throughout his commendable career he played many impactful characters including Mogambo from Mr.India , also famous for the dialogue “Mogambo khush hua” and in more films like Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge.

He can be seen in an Oscar winning film Gandhi as “Khan”.

In his last days he was admitted in Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai due to prolonged illness, he suffered a blood clot in the brain and slipped into coma. He was 72 when he died. It was an unredeemable loss for Indian cinema, and he will always be remembered by his beloved fans.

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