Dr Shreeram Lagoo passes away; Rishi Kapoor and other celebs pay tribute to the legendary actor

Updated: Dec 18, 2019, 11:11 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Pune

Dr Shreeram Lagoo, a revered theatre and film artist, passed away at the age of 92 in Pune. Celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Sonali Kulkarni, and others paid tribute to the veteran actor.

Dr Shreeram Lagoo. Picture/Twitter: @SeeLatest
Dr Shreeram Lagoo. Picture/Twitter: @SeeLatest

Dr Shreeram Lagoo, a revered theatre and film actor, passed away on December 17 at the age of 92. Lagoo died of cardiac arrest at his Pune residence around 8 pm. A number of celebrities like Ritesh Sidhwani, Rishi Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar and others took to social media to condole the demise of Dr Lagoo. 

Filmmaker Ritesh Sidhwani tweeted:

 

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, too, expressed his sorrow on Dr Lagoo's passing. He wrote on Twitter: "R I P. One of the most natural spontaneous actors, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo sahab leaves us. Did several films way back. Unfortunately never got to work with him in the past 25/30 years. He had a retired life in Pune. Love you Dr. Sahab."

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted:

Actress Sonali Kulkarni wrote a heartfelt for Dr Shreeram Lagoo. Here's what she tweeted:

Paresh Rawal tweeted, "Truly a GREAT theatre actor Dr Shreeram Lagoo Saab is no more. AUM Shanti." Urmila Matondkar shared memories of the legendary actor, and tweeted:

Dr Shreeram Lagoo was born in Satara in 1927 and was trained as an ENT surgeon by profession. He played an important part in the growth of the theatre movement in Maharashtra. Dr Lagoo, the real Natsamrat, will truly be missed.

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