Bollywood celebrities including Aamir Khan, Kajol and Rishi Kapoor paid their last respects.
Mumbai: Marathi and Hindi film industry veteran actress Reema Lagoo breathed her last on Wednesday night after suffering from a massive heart attack. Lagoo, 59, was admitted to privately—run Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai at 1 am on Thursday, after she complained of chest pain. She died at 3.15 am from cardiac arrest. She was described as being “perfectly fine and had no health issues” at the time of her death.
Prominent Bollywood personalities paid tribute at the late actress’s last rites. Aamir Khan, with his wife Kiran Rao paid their condolences at Lagoo’s residence. Director-actor Mahesh Manjrekar, too, bid adieu to the senior actress. Kajol and Rishi Kapoor were also present at the funeral.
While talking to media, Aamir Khan said, “ I am in shock on her sudden demise since she was not suffering from any kind of ailment. I had done my first film with her — ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’. She was also actively involved in social work. She is going to remain in my heart forever. I pray that her soul rest in peace.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted conveying his condolence saying, “Reema Lagoo was a versatile actress who left a big impact on the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences.” Rishi Kapoor tweeted, “RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences.”
Reema Lagoo was a winner of four Filmfare awards for best supporting actress. She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actor and a theatre director.