Oscars 2017: Hollywood honours Om Puri at 89th Academy Awards

Puri acted in many Hollywood movies. Ghost and Darkness is considered to be one of his best films

Oscars 2017: Hollywood honours Om Puri at 89th Academy Awards

Indian actor Om Puri, who passed away earlier this year, was honoured at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles in the "In Memoriam" montage.

Puri, who had featured in Hollywood films such as East Is East, Gandhi and City Of Joy, died in Mumbai on January 6 after a heart attack.

Singer Sara Bareilles performed this year's Oscars' 'In memoriam' tribute which remembered those the film industry lost this last year - Carrie Fisher, Prince, Gene Wilder, Michael Cimino, Patty Duke, Garry Marshall, Anton Yelchin, Mary Tyler Moore, Curtis Hanson and John Hurt.


Jennifer Aniston introduced the Memoriam segment and Bareilles delivered a special performance of the Joni Mitchell song "Both sides now".

Om Puri, a National School of Drama alumnus, nurtured an international career, which started with a cameo in Richard Attenborough's iconic "Gandhi".

Among some of his British films were "My Son the Fanatic" and "The Parole Officer". He also appeared in Hollywood films including  "Wolf" and "The Ghost and the Darkness".

A Padma Shri awardee and National Award-winner, Om Puri was also made the honorary officer of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the British film industry.