Headlines December 19, 2019
PM Modi mourns death of actor Shriram Lagoo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the death of veteran actor Shriram Lagoo on Wednesday. Dr Lagoo died in Pune on Tuesday evening due to old age. He was 92.
Paying tribute to the actor, PM Modi wrote on social media that Dr Lagoo’s “work will be remembered for years to come.”Shriram Lagoo personified versatility and brilliance. Through the years, he enthralled audiences with outstanding performances. His work will be remembered for years to come. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his admirers. Om shanti. – Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Dr Lagoo died at a private hospital in Pune. He was a well-known personality in Hindi and Marathi cinema and theatre. He directed and acted in many plays and films.
Apart from acting, he was associated with many social causes. He was also a trained surgeon specialising in head and neck treatment.
Politicians Prithviraj Chavan and Prakash Javadekar also condoled his death. “My tributes to all-time great artist Shreeram Lagoo. We have lost a versatile personality. A unique theatre actor dominated silver screen and created impact. He was social activists simultaneously”, said Chavan. “Sad to hear the demise of #ShriramLagoo. We lost not just the legendary actor but a torchbearer of progressive and rationalist movement in Maharashtra. I shall always remember his character in ‘Samna’. My condolences to his family”, said Javadekar.
Dr Lagoo is survived by his wife Deepa Lagoo, who is a former actress.
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