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Indian Actor Amrish Puri Dies at 72


Veteran Indian actor Amrish Puri, best known for his roles as a villain in Hindi films, has died at a hospital in Bombay. He was 72.

Hospital officials say Mr. Puri died Wednesday after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Famous for his role as an underworld don in the film, Mr. India directed by Shekhar Kapur, Mr. Puri was one of the first Bollywood actors to successfully cross over to Hollywood.

He played the role of a villain in Steven Speilberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Born in 1932, Amrish Puri did not make his film debut until he was almost 40. Since then, he acted in more than 200 films.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AFP.

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