The shocking news of the veteran actress's death resonated on Twitter with fans ranging from Prime minister Modi to Priyanka Chopra expressing their condolences.
Film industry, PM Narendra Modi mourn death of 'mother' Reema Lagoo on Twitter
Mumbai - 18 May 2017 12:56 IST
Updated : 15:19 IST
Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai today. The actress was 59.
A winner of four Filmfare awards, Lagoo made an impact on Hindi cinema as the sweet, caring mother in films like Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! (1994), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) among others.
It was natural that the film industry came together to express their condolences on Twitter.
It was Rishi Kapoor who first put out an emotional tweet upon hearing the news. The actor who acted opposite Lagoo in one of her earliest films Hamara Khandaan (1988), wrote:
RIP. Worked in quite a few films. Reema Lagoo. Good friend. Heartfelt condolences pic.twitter.com/GItoweLzsR— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 18, 2017
Amitabh Bachchan expressed regret about the fairly 'young' age of Lagoo, and the shocking news of her death.
T 2428 - Just heard the shocking and unbelievable news about Reema Lagoo's passing .. such a fine talent and gone so young ! Very SAD !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 18, 2017
Abhishek Bachchan too expressed his condolences at the passing of the graceful actress.
So sad to hear of the passing of Reema Lagoo ji. She was Most graceful and kind. Rest in Peace.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 18, 2017
Akshay Kumar, who acted with Lagoo in films like Yeh Dillagi (1994), Jai Kishen (1994), Aarzoo (1999) and Hatya: The Murder (2004), called her a 'fine actress and person'.
Saddened to hear about the demise of #ReemaLagoo, had the opportunity to work with her...a fine actress and person.Prayers to the family ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂ»— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 18, 2017
Karan Johar, who famously cast Lagoo as Shah Rukh Khan's mother in his first film, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), called her a 'warm, gracious and exceptional actor'.
This is truly sad news...she was warm, gracious and an exceptional actor...I had the privilege of directing her....#RIPReemaLagoo— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 18, 2017
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined fans in paying tribute to one of the most loved on-screen mothers in Indian cinema.
Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film & TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 18, 2017
The Prime Minister was joined by minister of information and broadcasting, Venkaiah Naidu, who put up a collage of Lagoo's scenes with Salman Khan as tribute.
Even Priyanka Chopra took time off from her Baywatch promotions to focus on the loss back home.
RIP #ReemaLagoo such a loss to art and cinema. You are and will always be our favourite screen mom. My condolences to the family. ðÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂ¼— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 18, 2017
Director Mahesh Bhatt reminisced about a lost opportunity to meet the actress recently in his tweet.
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!! https://t.co/thuKezy4n7— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) May 18, 2017
Director Madhur Bhandarkar and actor Boman Irani, too, paid their respects.
Our very dear Reema Lagoo is no more.— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) May 18, 2017
Always kind, funny and loving.
Even actor Paresh Rawal, too, put up a rare tweet to mourn the loss of the actress.
Reema lagoo an endearing n positive persona . A friend n a colleague since theatre days . RIP .— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 18, 2017
Even the younger generation of Arjun Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh joined in paying homage to the veteran actress.
#ReemaLagoo ji, you will be hugely missed! Strength and courage to your family and friends. RIP— Madhav Jha (@arjunk26) May 18, 2017
Shocked & saddened. Reema Lagoo ji will be missed. She will always be remembered for her iconic roles in cinema & on stage. RIP— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 18, 2017
Lagoo's funeral will be held at 2 pm at Oshiwara Crematorium in Mumbai today.