Om Puri’s ashes were immersed in the sea in Versova yesterday by his teenage son, Ishaan, who was accompanied by his mother, Nandita and actor Manoj Pahwa, a close friend of the Puris. The legendary actor passed away on January 6, at the age of 66, following a massive heart attack at his home.
(From left) Manoj Pahwa, Ishaan and Nandita Puri in Versova
Puri lived in Versova for over three decades and loved going for morning walks at the beach. So, the family decided to complete the final rituals in the same area. His last rites were performed at the Oshiwara crematorium.
A source close to the family said, “Ishaan’s mundan (tonsure ceremony) was heart-breaking for Nandita. She hasn’t been able to get out of the shock of Om’s death. He was her umbrella and she feels orphaned without him.”