Om Puri’s death was earlier attributed to a heart attack. But as per a report in Mumbai Mirror, the post-mortem reveals that his death was not natural.
As per the publication, Police found Om Puri lying on the floor with a sharp injury on his head at his apartment.
This is what a senior officer said about this incident –
We suspect that Puri died of heart-attack, however, it will be confirmed after viscera report. After suffering the cardiac arrest, he might have fallen causing the injury on his forehead. He was alone at home and there was no sign of forced entry. At this stage, we have ruled out possibility of any foul play.
The article also reported that Om was desperate to meet his son Ishan that night. Puri’s friend producer Khalid Kidwai was the last person with him before his death.
In a statement to Mumbai Mirror, he spoke:
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 might have drunk a little much 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.