Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away

Posted May 18, 2017

Reema Lagoo died of a cardiac arrest after she was joined at the Kokilaben hospital at 1 AM when she complained of chest pain.

The 59-years-old actress, who was now seen in Mahesh Bhatt's TV show, Naamkarann, was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital where she met her untimely end. For all the 90s kid and movie buffs, Reema Lagoo was that quintessential movie mother. She was everything an Indian mom is all about - kind, caring, traditional, and homely and with lots and lots of love in her heart for the family in this Sooraj R. Barjatya's directed film. Since then she was a household name all through the 9os. She was also known for essaying memorable roles on the small screen.

In Bollywood, she worked with actors such as Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar.

In Marathi, she gave notable stage performances in "Ghar Tighanche Have", "Chal Aatap Lavkar", "Jhale Mokle Aakash", "To Ek Kshann", "Purush Buland" and "Vitho Rakhumai", etc.

She played a mother to Madhuri Dixit and Renuka Shahane in this 1994 blockbuster.

Divorced from her former husband and actor Vivek Lagoo, she is survived by her daughter, Mrunmayee Lagoo, 35, who is a film and stage actress and theatre director. This was another flick where her screen presence with Salman Khan charmed the viewers. May get soul rest in peace.

How would one feel if after taking care of a son for nearly 20 years he is suddenly taken away from you. You will always be remembered as the eternal onscreen mother! But, what caught the attention of the moviegoers the most is her adorable antics as a cute "samdhan" to Anupam Kher. Watch out for the climax where she is requested, pleaded and begged by her son (Sanjay Dutt), a gangster, to kill him. Reema Lagoo won four Filmfare awards in the supporting actress category. Her other popular films were Hum Apke Hain Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Kal Ho Naa Ho. She was last seen in TV show of star plus Naamkaran.