Actress Reema Lagoo Dies Of Cardiac Arrest At 59

By SM.18 May, 2017


MUMBAI: Actress Reema Lagoo died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai at 3.30 am this morning. She was 59. Ms Lagoo had been taken to the Kokilaben Hospital. Her last rites will be held later today. Reema Lagoo was a veteran of the Marathi stage and appeared in several high profile Bollywood films, working with top stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Reema Lagoo is survived by her daughter Mrunmayee, also an actress.

Reema Lagoo, who was currently seen on the hit TV show Naamkaran passed away on Thursday (May 18) morning due to cardiac arrest. The 59-year-old actress had shot for her new promo Naamkarann recently on Monday (May 15). 

The actress was shooting for Naaamkarann till 7 pm yesterday (May 17), and had left for home after wrapping up the shoot.

Naamkarann producers have called off the shoot of the show today.

Reema was admitted to the hospital late last night after she complained of chest pain.

Reema Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul confirmed the news to media and said, "She was absolutely fine but around 1 am she complained to us of chest pain so we took her to the hospital. However, around 3:15 am she passed away due to a cardiac arrest."

She played the role of Dayavanti Mehta, mother and grandmother to the main protagonist on Naamkarann.

Early messages of condolence have been tweeted by politician Vasundhara Raje and filmmaker Kunal Kohli.

Reema Lagoo was born Nayan Khadbade in 1958. She was the daughter of a well-known Marathi actress and began acting herself after finishing school in Pune. She took the name Reema Lagoo after her marriage - she and her husband later separated but Ms Lagoo retained the name.

Reema Lagoo"s best-known roles were as mother to the stars - she played Salman"s mother in Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan and Hum Saath Saath Hain, Akshay"s mother in Jai Kishen, Kajol"s in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Madhuri Dixit"s in Hum Aapke Hain Koun. She played Sanjay Dutt"s mother in Vaastav, in which her character kills her gangster son.

Reema Lagoo was also known for starring in the TV serials Tu Tu Main Main and Shriman Shrimati. Her last screen appearance was in the Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. She featured as Dayavanti Mehta in Mahesh Bhatt"s television show Naamkaran.

Reema Lagoo won four Filmfare Awards for Supporting Actress.