Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said veteran actor Shriram Lagoo will be remembered for years to come, a day after the Hindi and Marathi films actor passed away."Shreeram Lagoo personified versatility and brilliance. Through the years, he enthralled audiences with outstanding performances. His work will be remembered for years to come. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his admirers. Om Shanti," Modi tweeted.
Lagoo, who worked on stage, Bollywood and Marathi films, passed away at a private hospital here late on Tuesday following age-related health issues, family sources said.
He was 92 and breathed his last at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital.
Among his famous works are Devata, Des Pardes, Lawaris, Muqadar Ka Sikander, Inkaar,and Sajan Bin Suhagan, among others.
Indian cinema and theatre has lost one of its brightest luminaries. Dr Shriram Lagoo is no more. He was 92. Dr Lagoo is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi films. The veteran was under treatment at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital for the past few days. It seems his health deteriorated and the doctors could not revive him.
Dr Shriram Lagoo was born in November 16, 1927 in Satara, erstwhile Bombay Presidency. He attended Pune’s Ferguson College and B.J. Medical College, Pune from where he got MBBS and MS degrees. His love for theatre grew when he was in medical college. From the 1930s, he began his medical career after undergoing a couple of surgeries. He was a part of India’s progressive theatre movement. From 1949, he became a full-time actor. Here Oshala to Death and Natsamrat are some of his famous plays from that phase. After that, he did films like Throne, Cage and Mukta.
In his career, he has done over 100 Hindi and Marathi films.
Dr Shriram Lagoo has worked in Gujarati plays as well. Dr Shriram Lagoo is hailed as one of the greatest talents of Marathi stage during the second half of the 20th century. He was a social activist as well. In 1999, he supported GP Pradhan in his fight for crusader, Anna Hazare. In 1978, he won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor for the film, Gharaonda. In the film, he played the role of a rich widower who falls in love with the heroine.
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