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'Reema Lagoo was always kind, funny and loving'

By Rediff Entertainment Bureau
Last updated on: May 18, 2017 14:42 IST
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Reema LagooReema Lagoo succumbed to a cardiac arrest in the early hours of May 18. She was 59.

The actress is best known for playing mom in the movies, famously to Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt.

The film industry pays tribute to her on Twitter:

Amitabh Bachchan: Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo's passing.. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD!!

Anushka Sharma‏: Grew up watching d warmth & love #ReemaLagoo ji brought out on screen. Saddened by her sudden demise. Heartfelt condolences to her family...

Madhuri Dixit-Nene: Saddened. RIP #ReemaLagoo. She radiated talent, beauty and such warmth. She will be missed. Condolences to her family.

Alia Bhatt: So so sad to hear about Reema Lagoo ji! Such a phenomenal actor & a lovely warm person! I have always loved & admired her work. Shocked!!

Sonam Kapoor: So sad so young such a legacy.. shocked.

Parineeti Chopra: Shocked!!! Reema Lagoo ji was one of the most lovable moms on screen!!! Rest in peace.

Ayushmann Khurrana: R.I.P Reema Lagoo ma'am. The most charming mom of indian cinema.

Bhumi Pednekar: Tu tu main main to hum saath saath hai-you will be missed maam. RIP Reema Lagoo my condolences to the family.

Neil Nitin Mukesh: God bless her soul. Sad to hear the news. RIP #ReemaLagoo ji . Prayers with the family.

Rishi Kapoor: RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences.

Priyanka Chopra: RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family.

Boman Irani‏: Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more. Always kind, funny and loving. Saddened. RIP #ReemaLagoo.

Shriya Pilgaonkar‏: Reema Maushi passed away early this morning . A big loss. A personal loss. Known her since I was a child. RIP SaasuMaa #ReemaLagoo miss u

Kangana Ranaut‏: So Sad To Hear The Passing Of #ReemaLagoo Thank You For All Your Great Contribution To Indian Cinema Your's Truly #KanganaRanaut.

Riteish Deshmukh‏: Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP.

Nimrat Kaur‏: One of the most charming, kind faces on the big screen.... Reema Lagoo ji will be missed sorely. Gone too soon.

Farhan Akhtar: Sad to hear of Reema Lagoo's passing. Condolences to her family.

Mahesh Bhatt‏: We said goodbye to one another over the phone with a promise to meet again. Sad that did not happen.I thought we had time. I was wrong!!

Kunal Kohli: Am shocked to hear about Reemaji RIP #ReemaLagoo One of warmest,nicest people on and off screen. This is very shocking & sad.

Paresh Rawal‏: Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days. RIP .

Akshay Kumar‏: Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her...a fine actress and person. Prayers to the family.

Arjun Kapoor: #ReemaLagoo ji, you will be hugely missed! Strength and courage to your family and friends. RIP.

Raveena Tandon: Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo. One of the sweetest persons I've known. Shanti.

Abhishek Bachchan: So sad to hear of the passing of Reema Lagoo ji. She was Most graceful and kind. Rest in Peace.

Karan Tacker: Such a pivotal part of the films I grew up to.. truly sad.. RIP #ReemaLagoo ji.

Swara Bhaskar: RIP #ReemaLagoo ji .. Bollywood's most iconic mother

Pooja Chopra: #ReemaLagoo bollywood's fav mom no more you will be missed.

Shruti Seth: RIP #ReemaLagoo jee.

Ajinkya Deo‏: Reema lagoo no more it is shocking RIP can't get over this ...... a wonderful actress and person many many memories.

Maniesh Paul‏: RIP reema lagoo ji...u will be missed...

Mona Ambegaonkar‏: #ReemaLagoo passed away today. RIP.

Ashoke Pandit: It's shocking to know about the sad demise of #ReemaLagoo ji. Industry has lost A wonderful human being & a great actress.#RIP.

Farah Khan: So terribly sad 2hear #ReemaLagoo is no more.worked with her in so many songs n she was just the most loving soul..condolences 2 her family.

Lata Mangeshkar: Guni abhinetri Reema Lagoo ji ke nidhan ki vaarta sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti pradan kare.

Karan Johar: This is truly sad news...she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor...I had the privilege of directing her....#RIPReemaLagoo.

Supriya Pilgaonkar: What an actor ! What grace ! What passion ! Learnt so much from her. May her journey towards light be celebrated RIP Saasu Ma #ReemaLagoo.

Sonali Bendre Behl: #RIPReemaLagoo You made every role so memorable. You will truly be missed. I consider myself lucky to have had a chance to work with you.

Preity Zinta: R.I.P #Remalogoo ! May god give peace to ur soul My heartfelt condolences to the family.

Daisy Shah: Shocked and heartbroken. Grown up watching #ReemaLagooji on screen.. she'll always be in our hearts. May her soul rest in peace.

Upen Patel: RIP #ReemaLagoo ji. The industry has lost one of finest and the most beloved On screen mother. May your soul rest in peace.

Reema Lagoo's Naamkarann co-star, Viraf Phiroz Patel, who played her son in the serial, wrote a heartfelt message on Facebook along with this picture:

Dear Reemaji,

Strangely, late last night while you may have been grappling with your last breadth i was awake going through the stills of #naamkarann and guess what i stumbled upon? This photograph i had pulled aside, to send it to you. But now I wake up to news of you moving on to another form; another world and my hands have a strange tremble as i type this.

This picture for me is our most special picture, amongst many others as it somewhat captures the quiet offscreen bond we had. The love and authority you would scold me with, encourage me with, guide me with, be mad at me will always remain special. 

Your smile, your tenacity, your sense of humour, your love for life, your enthusiasm for acting even after doing it for over 4 decades shone through as much as you.

Am so glad we made up the last time we fought and i got to say sorry and you said lets make a new beginning Viraf, am so glad I got a chance to work all those hours with you and learn from you, all that i did. 

Am just very sorry for not sending you this pic earlier but am sure eventually you will see this note and picture, in your own way just the way you managed to do so most things that didn’t meet your gorgeous eyes. till then ..

Your last (onscreen) son.

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