- Film and theatre actor Shriram Lagoo passes away
Eminent theatre and film actor Shriram Lagoo has passed away at a private hospital in Pune at the age of 92
Dr Shriram Lagoo was born on 16 November 1927 in a Marathi family in Satara district of Maharashtra and was the eldest of four children. He studied in Pune’s Bhave High School and went to the famous Fergusson College under the University of Pune. He also completed his degree in medicine (MBBS) after which he also did his masters in surgery (ENT) from another famed college called BJ Medical College, also in Pune.
Lagoo had worked in over 100 Hindi and Marathi films, over 40 Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati plays and also directed over 20 plays in Marathi. He won the 1978 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the Hindi film Gharaonda. He is best known for his role in the Marathi play Natasamrat.
Sinhasan (1980), Saamana (1974), Pinjra (1973) are some of his famous Marathi films. In Hindi, he acted in films like Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai (1981), Khuddar (1994), Laawaris 1981), Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980) etc.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar took to Twitter and wrote, “My tributes to all time great artist Shreeram Lagoo. We have lost a versatile personality. A unique theatre actor dominated silver screen and created impact.”