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Amrish Puri beyond “Mogambo Khush Hua!!”

Today is Amrish Puri's birthday. He would have 87 if alive. Google is celebrating his birthday by honoring him with a doodle . What comes to your mind when you hear his name? Perhaps a snickering laughter and him uttering “Mogambo... khush Hua!!” with a pause. Well, this is only one side of this versatile actor whose film carrier spans across 35 years. He has begun his film career with Dev Anand's 1970 “Prem Pujari” in a petty role of a Henchman. It was just a beginning before his becoming the Great Mogambo of Anil Kapoor and Shridevi's Mr. India (1987) A huge list of 400 films in different languages, including Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Malyalam and Punjabi, Amrish Puri have been an institution and an actor exemplar. From the Baba Bhaironath of Shridevi's Nagina (1986) to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge's Babu Ji 'Ja Simran Ja. Ji le apni Zindagi' fame, Amrish Puri has been versatile throughout his film journey. He has done inspiring roles of vehement v