Veteran Actor Shreeram Lagoo Passes Away At 92

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Veteran Actor Shreeram Lagoo Passes Away At 92
Dr Shreeram Lagoo, veteran actor of Marathi and Hindi cinema, died at the age of 92 on Tuesday. He had been unwell for the past few days and his condition had deteriorated a lot in the last two days.

Dr Shreeram Lagoo was counted among the greats of Marathi theatre; he was also a professional ENT surgeon.

In about 50 years, he acted in more than 211 Hindi and Marathi films. He also worked in more than 40 Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati plays and directed 20 Marathi plays.

As soon as news of his death came in, several prominent leaders and artistes paid tributes to him. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed his condolences on Dr Lagoo’s demise. Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and NCP leader Sharad Pawar also paid homage to Dr Lagoo.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee expressed sorrow at his demise, while actors Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal offered tributes to him on Twitter.

Dr Lagoo had essayed prominent roles in movies like ‘Gharonda’, ‘Laawaris’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Ek Din Achanak’. He was given the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the 1978 film ‘Gharonda’.

Along with this, he won several other awards, such as the Kalidas Award in 1997. In 2006, he was given the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Award for contribution to cinema and in 2010, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship. 

The character played by him in the Marathi play ‘Natsamrat’ was appreciated a lot. Along with Hindi films, he worked in several prestigious Marathi films as well, among which are included ‘Sinhasan’, ‘Pinjra’ and ‘Mukta’.

Dr Lagoo practised medicine in Tanzania during the 1960s and became a full-time actor in 1969. Although his presence on screen reduced after 1990, he remained active on stage.

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