MUMBAI || Veteran Hindi and Marathi film actor Shriram Lagoo passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, his family informed. He was 92 and breathed his last at a private hospital in Pune.
With a huge and well acclaims body of work – 100 Hindi and Marathi films, Lagoo had done theatre as well and had anticipated in more than 40 Gujarati, Hindi and Marathi play. He had also directed 20 plays in Marathi.
He is best known for his role in the Marathi play Natasamrat. Some of his most prestigious works include Gidhade, Garbo and Atmakatha. The actor has won the 1978 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the Hindi film Gharaonda.
Shriram Lagoo was a doctor and used to practised medicine and surgery in Pune and Tabora, Tanzania in the 1960s. When his theatre career took off in 1969, he became a full-time actor and gave up his medical practice.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar took to Twitter to condole his passing away. “My tributes to all-time great artist Shreeram Lagoo. We have lost a versatile personality. A unique theatre actor dominated the silver screen and created impact,” he said in a condolence message.