Veteran Actor Shriram Lagoo Dies At 92

Shriram Lago died due to to age-related issues on Tuesday

Veteran Actor Shriram Lagoo Dies At 92

A file photograph of Shriram Lagoo.

Highlights

  • Shriram Lagoo starred in films like Ek Din Achanak, Gharonda
  • He is survived by wife Deepa Lagoo
  • He directed over 20 Marathi plays
New Delhi:

Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo died of age-related issues at a private hospital in Pune on Tuesday, reported news agency ANI. He was 92. "I spoke to his son-in-law. He died due to age-related complications," playwright Satish Alekar told news agency PTI. Shriram Lagoo was best-known for his performances in Hindi as well as Marathi cinema and theatre. Shiram Lagoo directed more than 20 Marathi plays. The legendary thespian was also as a trained ENT surgeon and was associated with several social causes.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar paid tribute to the legendary actor on Twitter."My tributes to all time great artist Shreeram Lagoo. We have lost a versatile personality. A unique theatre actor dominated silver screen and created impact. He was social activists simultaneously," he tweeted.

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor paid tribute to Shriram Lagoo on Twitter. "RIP one of the most natural spontaneous actors, Dr. Shriram Lagoo sahab leaves us. Did several films way back. Unfortunately never got to work with him in the past 25/30 years. He had a retired life in Pune. Love you Dr Sahab," tweeted Rishi Kapoor. 

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also tweeted a eulogy for the legendary actor. "Saddened to hear demise of veteran actor Dr. Shriram Lagoo Sir. He was a great socialist and versatile actor, his contributions will always be remembered for his memorable roles in theatre and films. Om Shanti," tweeted Madhur Bhandarkar.

Shriram Lagoo's filmography comprised iconic films like Sinhasan, Samna ,,Pinjra, Zaakol, Khichadi, Mukta and Masala, to name a few. Besides his impressive filmography, He wrote his autobiography titled Lamaan. He was a part of Marathi plays such as Natsamrat and Himalayachi Saoli.

In terms of Hindi cinema, Shriram Lagoo was best-known for his performances in films like Ek Din Achanak, Gharonda and Lawaris among others. Shriram Lagoo is survived by his wife Deepa Lagoo.

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