Updated May 18, 2017 04:47pm

Reema Lagoo, Bollywood's favourite 'mother', passes away

Veteran Indian actor Reema Lagoo, known for her performance in movies like Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Kal Ho Na Ho, passed away early on Thursday morning after reportedly suffering from cardiac arrest, reports Times of India. She was 59.

According to reports, Reema had complained of chest pain on Wednesday night and was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Andheri, Mumbai where she breathed her last.

“We will issue a health report later in the day, after consulting with her family,” the hospital’s Executive Director Ram Naraian said.

Her son-in-law Vinay Waikul said: “She was complaining of chest pain so we took her to hospital around 1 am. She passed away due to a heart attack around 3.15 am. She was perfectly fine and had no health issues...so it is really shocking for all us that she is no more with us.”

The actor was famous for playing mother to protagonists in Bollywood movies like Hum Saath Saath Hain and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and also has some notable TV work to her credit, such as the iconic sit-com Tu Tu Main Main.

Reema Lagoo played mother to an ailing Shah Rukh Khan in Kal Ho Na Ho
Reema Lagoo played mother to an ailing Shah Rukh Khan in Kal Ho Na Ho

Her acting career spanned over four decades and she received four Filmfare Awards for best supporting actress.

She was currently shooting a TV show Naamkaran by Mahesh Bhatt, in which she broke her nurturing, motherly mould and starred in a negative role for one of the first times.

Mahesh Bhatt was shocked by her passing:

Soon, her other colleagues from the Indian film and TV industry expressed disbelief at her unexpected death:


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Joya May 18, 2017 10:57am


Natey May 18, 2017 10:58am

Sad news.. Condolences to family... Alot of her movies from my childhood era.. Great memories

ahmad May 18, 2017 11:03am

RIP. You will always be remembered for the roles you played. Sincere condolances from Pakistan

saleem RAZA May 18, 2017 11:08am

Pleasing face to watch..in TV serialTUTu...would be missed

Shuaib May 18, 2017 11:09am

Very sad to hear this news, shocked really I just finished watching her serial Shriman Shirimati. RIP.

Shah May 18, 2017 11:10am

RIP. She was a great friend of Pakistan.

Princess_of_DHUMP May 18, 2017 11:11am

My mom and I bonded over her TV show TU TU MEIN MEIN. We used to watch it everyday. RIP

mady May 18, 2017 11:16am

RIP Reema Lagoo. She played mother in lot of hit movies, almost known as such Salman's mom like Nirupa Roy as Amitabh's mom.

RUBUL May 18, 2017 11:18am


Nazeer May 18, 2017 11:26am

A veteran actress who had a great originality in her performance....she will be missed fir her great performance. Rip

Sheraz May 18, 2017 11:27am

She was a wonderful actor. Especially her acting in "Jis desh me gangaa rehta ha" was awesome! R.I.P

SATT May 18, 2017 11:27am

She was may favorite "Saas" onscreen.

Ali May 18, 2017 11:27am


Hodor May 18, 2017 11:29am

Who is she BTW?

Imran AB May 18, 2017 11:41am

Great radiant face and a great smile , she was a great actor too just like her husband , the late Dr. Shreeram Lagoo .RIP

PAMNANI-INDIA May 18, 2017 11:47am

Tu Tu Mein Mein and Shriman Shrimati, best serials in India. RIP. She acted as mother as next door mother.

Nirad Patkhedkar May 18, 2017 11:51am

@Hodor Your question does not boast the image of friendly nature accentuated by Pakistani people.

Shahryar shirazI May 18, 2017 12:07pm

RIP, she was only 59. It is ver important we know our health numbers. Atleast do our part.

imdadali May 18, 2017 12:08pm

sudden death of reema lagoo is loss to Bollywood, as her mother's role was worth seen.

Anwar May 18, 2017 12:10pm

She was decent and talented actress. Saddened and pray for her peace and comfort.

Omar May 18, 2017 12:11pm

Very sad news she was one of my favourite specially in mom role

Najma Hisham May 18, 2017 12:15pm

Vale Reema. We will miss you.

Pramod May 18, 2017 12:19pm

@Imran AB She was not related to Dr. Shreeram Lagoo

BNJ May 18, 2017 12:22pm

@Imran AB Few corrections. Dr Shreeram Lagoo is still alive and is nowhere related to Late Reema Lagoo. She was married to Mr Vivek Lagoo.

The_Truth May 18, 2017 12:30pm


kash May 18, 2017 12:41pm

Surprising Salman Khan has not tweeted, she played his mum in quite a few of his earlier films

Sunil Dhiman May 18, 2017 01:13pm

Rip, very sad

Love # peace May 18, 2017 01:20pm

@Imran AB ...No she is not wife of Shriram Lagoo...Same surname is comman point in them....And one more thing.. Shriram Lagoo is Alive...

Nisha Dev May 18, 2017 01:35pm

After Nirupa Roy, I think Reema Lagoo was one of the best screen mothers in the Hindi Film industry. She was really good in Hum Aap ke hain Kaun?

changez khan May 18, 2017 01:49pm

This is a sad news for sure, she was an outstanding actress in film and TV industries. She was a very loving person. RIP.

Dr.Cajetan Coelho May 18, 2017 01:58pm

Respectful farewell to Reema Lagoo.

Razi May 18, 2017 02:30pm

Rest in peace Reema jee. You are a good soul.

M Waheed May 18, 2017 02:37pm

Sad news. She was a great actor. My condolence to her family.

dheeraj INDIAN May 18, 2017 02:37pm

@Hodor who r u? Strange fellow. Entire Pakistani public showing their friendly, lovingly and humanitarian nature which your comment hurting..

Pine May 18, 2017 03:06pm


Anurag Gautam May 18, 2017 03:26pm

May Almighty bless your soul with peace, you will be considered the same as Nirupma Roy(Amitabh bachchan Sir filmy mother) only in place of Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan will be there.

krishankant May 18, 2017 03:27pm

We will miss you

Arun-KS May 18, 2017 04:01pm


mrashidhai May 18, 2017 04:21pm

With such a soft & melodious voice, she really acted as mother of so many actors. Unbelievable she will leave so soon.

NKhan May 18, 2017 04:47pm

Condolences. Just realised she was only 7-8 years younger than the Khans, she played mother roles to all of them.

Mehmood khan May 18, 2017 04:50pm

she was one of the brightest star of industry.and her passing is very sadful for the viewers as earlier. .............؛...............

Mohammad Khan USA May 18, 2017 05:21pm

Every living thing has to die, that is the reality of life

Izhar May 18, 2017 05:45pm

Very sad to learn about her demise.

SUDHAKAR, USA May 18, 2017 06:15pm

Sry, but we do not need neither appreciation not condolences from Pakistan. We do not need anything from you.

Pj May 18, 2017 06:27pm

@Shah ohhh really how come

RIZ May 18, 2017 06:45pm

Sad news .... RIP

Subir May 18, 2017 07:31pm

Veteran Marathi stage actor Dr. Shreeram Lagoo is 89 years old and alive. He is not related to Reema Lagoo. He played her father in law in Marathi film Sinhasan by Jabbar Patel. Reema has done excellent roles in Marathi plays like Purush (with Nana Patekar) and films like Anumati.

J. Gamble May 18, 2017 07:54pm

She was a very good actress. R.I.P.

Noshin May 19, 2017 04:50am

Sad news She was too good

Noshin May 19, 2017 04:51am

I still remember her performance in kuch kuch hota h She was awesome

Noshin May 19, 2017 04:51am

I wish fr her soul to rest in peace

Amal khan May 19, 2017 04:52am

Very sad news and was sober personality, we miss her rest of life.

Fair opinions May 19, 2017 06:02am

Very sad to hear.RIP. She has a very warm family expressions in acting,looks like every speech lively,lovely,and interesting.Her appearance was so real, it felt like it's real,nothing artificial. She will be long remembered in India,Pakistan,and to all desi guys living all over the world.

Amin saigol May 19, 2017 08:05am

So sad,but the greatest "mother" of bollywood was and will always be the late and great Nirupa Roy.

Syed Ahmed May 19, 2017 09:18am

My condolences from cross the border, my heart fell condolences to all the bollywood family and friends lossing the charming person may Allah blessed her highest place in jannah ameen were she belong, also her immediate family members losing the love one

KT May 19, 2017 01:47pm

She played Salmans Mother in Maine Pyar Kiya and likewise emotional roles Till her last day she was shooting for TV serial really an independent woman

Syed Waqar Ali May 19, 2017 04:20pm

Sad news. Her role as a mother in various movies will long be remembered.