Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo's last rites on Friday

Published: 18 December, 2019 14:05 IST | PTI | Mumbai

Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo passed away at his Pune residence on Tuesday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. His last rites were earlier supposed to be held on Thursday.

Shreeram Lagoo at an event to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian film director Dadasaheb G. Phalke in Mumbai in 2010. Pic/AFP
Shreeram Lagoo at an event to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian film director Dadasaheb G. Phalke in Mumbai in 2010. Pic/AFP

The last rites of veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo will be performed here on Friday, a family member said. The 92-year-old theatre stalwart died at his Pune residence on Tuesday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. His last rites were earlier supposed to be held on Thursday.

However, since the late actor's son Anand Lagoo, who is in the US, will not be able to reach here on Thursday, the funeral will now be held on Friday, a family member said. "The mortal remains of Lagoo will be kept at the Balgandharva auditorium here on Friday morning for people to pay their last respects to him," he said.

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 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).

As an actor, his roles in Marathi plays such as Natsamrat and Himalayachi Saoli, and films like Pinjra made him popular. He essayed memorable roles in Bollywood films like Ek Din Achanak, Gharonda, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Laawaris. He played Gopal Krishna Gokhale in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi.

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