Today is 87th birth anniversary of legendary actor Amrish Puri and Google paid tribute to the renowned artist with a doodle. Born in Punjab in 1932, Amrish Puri marked his acting debut at the age of 39. He later went on to portray some of the most memorable villains of Indian cinema. Amrish Puri worked in more than 400 films in languages varying from Hindi, Marathi to Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, and English. Most of the 90s kids remember him for his iconic role as Mogambo in in the1987 cult classic Mr India starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. His signature dialogue from the movie- Mogambo khush hua (Mogambo is pleased) is still quite popular.
The doodle features a sketch of the actor on an orange background and has been made by Pune-based guest artist Debangshu Moulik. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again-and you might end up like Indian film actor Amrish Puri, who overcame an early setback on the way to fulfilling his big screen dreams," said Google in a post.
Before making his Bollywood debut, Amrish Puri was active in theater and was busy doing voiceover part. His first film was 1971's Reshma Aur Shera. A decade later, he marked his presence in Hollywood with Oscar-winning movie, Gandhi and later in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. For unversed, he once even turned down director Steven Spielberg's offer but then finally agreed. "Amrish is my favorite villain," said Spielberg, who persisted until Mr. Puri gave his nod.
Amrish Puri breathed his last on January 12, 2005, due to cerebral hemorrhage, at the age of 72.