Veteran actress Reema Lagoo died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital on Thursday morning at the age of 59. In a career spanning over four decades, Ms Lagoo had been part of numerous Bollywood hits and television shows. She was an acclaimed Marathi stage artist. Reema Lagoo’s funeral will be held later in the day. On Twitter, Reema Lagoo is being remembered fondly by her colleagues. Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Paresh Rawal, Nimrat Kaur and Riteish Deshmukh, and filmmakers Kunal Kohli and Madhur Bhandarkar condoled Reema Lagoo’s death. “Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo’s passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!,” tweeted Mr Bachchan.
T 2428 – Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo's passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2017
Rishi Kapoor, who co-starred with Reema Lagoo in films such as Prem Granth, Shreemaan Aashique and Henna tweeted a picture of the actress from her film Hum Saath Saath Hain and wrote, “RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences.”
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her…a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 18, 2017
RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏼
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 18, 2017
Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 18, 2017
Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days . RIP .
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 18, 2017
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
Am shocked to hear about Reemaji RIP #ReemaLagoo
One of warmest,nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking & sad
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) May 18, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) May 18, 2017
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.
Always kind, funny and loving.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
One of the most charming, kind faces on the big screen…. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed sorely. Gone too soon.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) May 18, 2017
Rip reemaji 🙏🏼 #ReemaLagoo 🙏🏼
— Ragini Khanna (@iraginikhanna) May 18, 2017
Reema Lagoo was taken to hospital early morning, her family said. “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’s son-in-law told news agency PTI.
Reema Lagoo’s last television show was Naamkaran, in which, she appeared as the antagonist Dayavanti Mehta.Naamkaran was produced by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
Reema Lagoo is best-known for playing the role of a mother in various films. She co-starred with Salman Khan in Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Maine Pyar Kiya. She played Shah Rukh Khan’s mother in Kal Ho Na Ho. Reema Lagoo also worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry like Akshay Kumar, Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. She won four Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
Reema Lagoo’s real name was Nayan Khadbade. She was born to a Marathi actress in 1958. After marriage, she took the name Reema Lagoo. She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, a theatre actress and director.
(With PTI inputs)