The film industry is yet to recover from the shock of actor Vinod Khanna’s demise last month, and there poured in another sad news. Last morning, veteran stage, film and television actor Reema Lagoo succumbed to a heart attack that she suffered post Wednesday midnight, say sources.
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She was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. Her son-in-law, Vinay Waikul said she was taken to the hospital after she complained of chest pain at around 1 am. “She was immediately rushed to the ICU, but she breathed her last at around 3.10 am,” said a doctor from the hospital. Waikul added that Lagoo “was perfectly fine and had no health issues”.
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Lagoo acted in several Marathi and Hindi films, besides doing a number of hit television shows. She was born Gurinder Bhadbhade in 1958. Her mother, actress Mandakini Bhadbhade, was known for the hit Marathi drama, Lekure Udand Jhali. Lagoo realised her gift for acting as a student in Pune. She took it up professionally after finishing high school. She took the name Reema Lagoo after marrying Marathi actor Vivek Lagoo, who she separated from a few years later.
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She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, also a theatre and film actress and director. At her last rites yesterday, top names from Bollywood as well as Marathi cinema assembled at Shastri Nagar, Andheri to pay respects to their favourite ‘Maa’.