Om Puri’s career was commemorated at the 7th Annual The Asian Awards held in London on May 5. The late Indian actor, who passed away in January, is best known to British audiences as the combative father from East Is East.
The 7th annual The Asian Awards paid tribute to late Indian actor Om Puri, who passed away in January this year, with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award. The award, given to those who push the boundaries of cinema, was accepted on the East Is East star’s behalf by wife Nandita Puri and son Ishaan Puri.
Hosted for the first time by comic genius, and winner of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Television award, Sanjeev Bhaskar, The Asian Awards was attended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and glittered with A-listers like Lindsay Lohan, Meera Syal, Ding Junhui, Richard Osman, Greg Rusedski, Amy Jackson, Anupam Kher and Leicester City FC player Riyad Mahrez.