New Delhi: Actress Reema Lagoo's last rites were held in Mumbai's Oshiwara crematorium on Thursday afternoon. Ms Lagoo, who worked in film, TV and on stage, was taken to Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital early morning after complaining of chest pain. It was diagnosed as cardiac arrest and she died a little after 3 am. Reema Lagoo was 59. Her funeral was attended by several former colleagues, some of whom also posted messages for her on Twitter. Actor Aamir Khan visited Ms Lagoo's family at home with his wife Kiran Rao, and was later photographed at the funeral. "This is very tragic. We are still in shock. She had no major ailment that we knew about," Aamir, 51, told reporters about his co-star of films such as Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Rangeela. Aamir's ex-wife Reena Dutta also attended the funeral.
- Aamir Khan arrived with his wife Kiran Rao
- Kajol and Rishi Kapoor both posted tweets earlier
- Reema Lagoo's daughter Mrunmayee conducted the last rites
Kajol and Rishi Kapoor also attended the funeral - both posted tweets earlier. Reema Lagoo played Kajol's mother in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and they also co-starred in the films Yeh Dillagi and Pyar To Hona Hi Tha. On Twitter, Kajol wrote: "RIP Reemaji. You will always be loved and remembered in the best ways, with your wonderful smile." Rishi Kapoor, Ms Lagoo's co-star from Henna, Prem Granth and Shreeman Aashique, tweeted, "Good friend. Heartfelt condolences."
Other actors at the funeral included Tanvi Azmi, Sonali Kulkarni, Kiran Kumar and Raza Murad, who worked with Reema Lagoo in several films, including Henna and Aa Gale Lag Ja.
Reema Lagoo's body of work included appearances on TV in popular shows. Her Shrimaan Shrimati co-star Rakesh Bedi attended the last rites, as did her Naamkarann co-stars Barkha Bisht Sengupta and Viraf Patel. Naamkarann, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, was Ms Lagoo's last acting job.
Ms Lagoo's daughter Mrunmayee conducted the last rites. Her husband told news agency PTI, "She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 am. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues...so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us."
Reema Lagoo was best-known as a screen mother - she played Salman Khan's mother in films such as Maine Pyar Kiya and /Hum Saath Saath Hain, Shah Rukh Khan's in Yes Boss and Kal Ho Na Ho, Madhuri Dixit's in Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Sanjay Dutt's in Vaastav, and Govinda's mother in Deewana Mastana. Ms Lagoo was also an acclaimed theatre artist.