Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo, who was seen in several Marathi plays and Hindi films, passed away last night. The 92-year-old died due to a cardiac arrest, at his residence in Pune, at around 8 pm. The last rites will be performed once the actor’s son returns from the US, as informed by his wife, Deepa Lagoo. Shriram was born in Satara and trained as an ENT surgeon. He later pursued a career in theatre and contributed to the growth of the medium in Maharashtra, alongside Vijay Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta and Arvind Deshpande. It was in school that Shriram realised his love for theatre and became a part of a drama group.
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The actor became a commercial artist when he reached his 40s. Before this, he was practicing as a surgeon in Kenya for a few years. He quit the same to become a full-time actor and tasted his first commercial success, with film Pinjra in 1972. Shriram was also seen in other Hindi films such as Ek Din Achanak, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar and Lawaaris. One of his most prominent roles has been in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, where the actor played Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Shriram’s death has been condoned by personalities such as Rishi Kapoor, Mamata Banerjee and Prakash Javedkar.
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