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Indian actress Reema Lagoo dies at 59

Updated May 19, 2017 06:59am

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New Delhi: Indian actress Reema Lagoo, known for her performance in movies like Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Kal Ho Na Ho, died due to a cardiac arrest in the wee hours on Thursday at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, reports said. She was 59.

Ms Lagoo was admitted to the hospital late Wednesday night after she complained of chest pain, the hospital’s Executive Director Ram Naraian said.

“We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family,” he said.

Her son-in-law Vinay Waikul said: “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3:15am. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues ... so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”

Ms Lagoo appeared in Marathi and Hindi films, besides doing a number of TV shows.

She is survived by daughter Mrunmayee, who is also a theatre and film actress and theatre director.

Lagoo had worked in popular films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan and Vaastav among others, while her television serials included Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati.

Her acting career spanned over four decades and she was last seen in the television show Naamkaran, aired on Star Plus.

Published in Dawn, May 19th, 2017

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