Renowned Marathi film and drama actor Sriram Lagoo passes away. He was 92 years old. He was pronounced dead at the Deenanath Mangesh Hospital in Pune. He was professionally an E.N.T doctor. He was also a strong presence in social work. He became active in the theatre in the 1930s. Later, he became active in the film.
He was known for his character roles in films. He acted in over 250 films including Hindi and Marathi films as well as Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati plays, and directed over 20 Marathi plays. He was considered one of the greatest actors of the Marathi stage during the second half of the twentieth century. He was also very vocal and active in furthering progressive and rational social causes, for example in 1999, he and social activist G. P. Pradhan undertook a fast in support of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare. He won the 1978 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the Hindi film Gharaonda. His autobiography is titled Lamaan, which means "the carrier of goods".
His wife, Deepa Lagoo, is also a noted theatre, TV, and film actress. He had two sons and a daughter. Lagoo also instituted the prestigious Tanveer Samman, given to most promising stalwart in theatre industry of India, in the memory of his late son Tanveer Lagoo.