Mumbai, Jan 6, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the demise of veteran Indian actor Om Puri.

"The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri and recalls his long career in theatre and films," read a post from the @PMOIndia Twitter handle.

Om Puri, a Padma Shri awardee, died of a heart attack on early Friday morning at his residence in Mumbai. He was 66.

The actor gave prolific performances in critically acclaimed non-commercial ventures like "Ardh Satya" and moving on to films such as 'Mirch Masala', 'Aakrosh' and 'Dharavi'.

He also acted in English films like 'East is East' and 'City of Joy'.