One of the most iconic actors of the past 50 years Amrish Puri has been commemorated by Google with a doodle on what would have been his 87th birthday.

Amrish Puri died on January 12, 2005, in Mumbai due to a brain hemorrhage. He was 72 years old.

The image is by Pune-based artist Debangshu Moulik.

He was born in Punjab on this day in 1932, landed his first role at age 39 and went on to portray some of the most memorable villains in the history of Indian cinema.

He acted in more than 400 films between 1967 and 2005, and was one of the most successful villains in Bollywood.

In 1987 he played the role of Mogambo in the classic 'Mr India' opposite Anil Kapoor.

To Western audiences he is best known as Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). 

From the 1990s until his death in 2005, Puri also featured in positive supporting roles in many movies including Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Phool Aur Kaante, Gardish, Pardes, Virasat, Ghatak, China Gate and Mohabbatein.