Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo passes away at 92
Born in Satara in 1927 and a trained as an ENT surgeon by profession, Shreeram Lagoo played an important role in the growth of theatre movement in Maharashtra
Veteran actor and theatre stalwart Shreeram Lagoo, who has worked in Bollywood and Marathi films, passed away at a private hospital late on Tuesday following age-related health issues. He was 92 and breathed his last at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital.
The film industry and political circles condoled the demise of Lagoo, including PM Narendra Modi, State Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant, and actor Ashok Saraf.
Born in Satara in 1927 and a trained as an ENT surgeon by profession, Shriram Lagoo played an important role in the growth of theatre movement in Maharashtra and was known for his progressive and rationalist views.
After quitting practice and becoming a full-time actor, he tasted commercial success with V Shantaram's Pinjra (1972). Lagoo ventured into acting and made a big name for himself in the world of cinema and theatre for over four decades.
As an actor, he played memorable roles in Marathi plays such as Natsamrat and Himalayachi Saoli, and films like Ek Din Achanak, Gharonda, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Laawaris. He also played Gopal Krishna Gokhale in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi.