Bollywood's quintessential mom Reema Lagoo passes away

Published: May 18, 2017


Veteran Indian film, stage and television actor Reema Lagoo died following a cardiac arrest early on Thursday morning, a family source said.

The 59-year-old artiste breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), in Andheri west, where she was rushed shortly after midnight.

Divorced from her former husband and actor Vivek Lagoo, she is survived by her daughter, Mrunmayee Lagoo, 35, who is a film and stage actor and theatre director.

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Starting her career as a schoolgirl in Pune, Reema soon graduated to larger roles on Marathi stage and films.

Later, Reema became famous for portraying the “middle-aged, modern, but understanding mother” on both, the silver and the small screens, to some of the biggest stars in the industry.

Reema was noted for her roles in several blockbusters like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Aashiqui, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Maine Pyar Kiya, Kal Ho Na Ho, Vastaav, Saajan, Rangeela and Kya Kehna, etc.

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Reema’s funeral is likely to be performed later Thursday evening near her home in Andheri west, the family sources indicated.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Ayesha M
    May 18, 2017 - 9:53AM

    fantastic actor. RIPRecommend

  • wiserneighbour
    May 18, 2017 - 9:54AM

    RIP.She was a good actress.Recommend

  • Imtiaz Awan
    May 18, 2017 - 7:34PM

    She was brilliant. RIP.Recommend

  • Muhammad skiddique
    May 18, 2017 - 7:42PM

    She was a really a great mom actress prrforming in no. Of movies leaving no space for others in her acting.Recommend

  • Danish
    May 18, 2017 - 7:43PM

    I loved her in “Tu Tu Mai Mai ” its sad. Recommend

  • Asad Jalil
    May 18, 2017 - 8:55PM

    No doubt Reema Lagoo was one of the favourite bollywood mom for all the Sub-continent cinema lovers. I spend my childhood watching her in decent mom’s role, her acting was natural. May she rest in peace, Amen.Recommend

  • Syed Jawed Saleem
    May 18, 2017 - 11:33PM

    One of the finest. Thoughts and prayers with family. RIP.Recommend

  • Prada
    May 19, 2017 - 2:32PM

    What a great loss to cinema !
    She was the prettiest mother on screen !!
    RIP Reema ji. Recommend

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