Reema Lagoo dies of cardiac arrest

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 May 2017 08:41:32


MUMBAI,

ACTRESS Reema Lagoo, best known for playing the modern-day Bollywood mother in films such as “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Kal Ho Na Ho”, passed away at a hospital here on Thursday. She was 59.
Lagoo, who came to represent the antithesis of the mournful white sari-clad mother of Hindi cinema through her roles, died of a cardiac arrest in the early hours of the morning at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.


She was admitted to the hospital late Wednesday night after she complained of chest pain, the hospital’s Executive Director Ram Narain told PTI.
She is survived by her daughter runmayee, who is also a theatre and film actress as well as a theatre director. Lagoo’s son-in-law Vinay Waikul told PTI, “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to the hospital at 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 of us that she is no more with us.” Tributes poured in as the news of her sudden death spread.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Lagoo as a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film and TV world. “Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences,” he tweeted. Family, friends and prominent Hindi and Marathi film personalities bid aideu to noted actress Reema Lagoo, who was cremated here on Thursday afternoon.


Born in Mumbai, Lagoo’s acting career spanned almost four decades. She started her career with Marathi theatre.
She was just 30 when she came to the limelight as Juhi Chawla’s mother in Mansoor Khan’s hit film “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak”.