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Film and Theatre Personality Shriram Lagoo Passes Away at 92

One of the biggest faces of the Marathi theatre, Lagoo was also a doctor. He acted in more than 100 Hindi and Marathi films in his career. He also directed twenty plays in Marathi.

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Updated:December 18, 2019, 8:31 AM IST
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Film and Theatre Personality Shriram Lagoo Passes Away at 92
Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo passes away in Pune.

Veteran actor and acclaimed theatre personality Shriram Lagoo has passed away in Pune. He was 92.

One of the biggest faces of the Marathi theatre, Lagoo was also a doctor. He acted in more than 100 Hindi and Marathi films in his career. He also directed twenty plays in Marathi.

After receiving a degree I medicines from the University of Mumbai in the fifties, Lagoo practiced as a doctor for some years before totally devoting his life to plays and films.

Read: Eminent Theatre and Film Actor Shriram Lagoo Dies, Condolences Pour in

He started his career as actor in films with projects like Aahat, Pinjra, Mere Saath Chal and Samna. These films released in the early seventies but made filmmakers realise Lagoo’s talent as a character artist.

During the eighties and nineties, he became a very familiar face for the viewers of Hindi and Marathi cinema as he acted in more than five dozen films during this period. He started taking up less projects after 1990 but was very active on the theatre front.

He earned many awards during his long career. In 1978, he received Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for his work in Gharaonda. He was also a recipient of the Kalidas Samman in 1997. He was given the Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratisthan in 2006. He was given the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2010.

Dr Lagoo also wrote a book, an autobiography titled Lamaan.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday paid tributes to veteran actor Shriram Lagoo, who died in Pune, calling him "Natsamrat" (King among actors).

Thackeray mentioned Lagoo's roles in the play "Natsamrat" and films such as "Pinjra" and "Simhasan" (in which Lagoo played a minister eyeing the CM's post).

"Dr Lagoo was a prolific reader, writer and also aprominent thinker. He expressed his view of social issues firmly. The people of Maharashtra will remember him forever," Thackeray added.

Read: Marathi Theatre Lost its 'Natsamrat': CM Uddhav Thackeray on Shriram Lagoo

(With inputs from PTI)

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