Industry pays last respects to Reema

Mumbai: The theatre, film and television world on Thursday morning woke up to the news of the untimely demise of veteran actress Reema Lagoo, one of Bollywood’s favourite on-screen mothers.
The industry’s love for her talent and her warm-hearted nature was evident in the outpouring of tributes over social media and during her last rites.
Reema died following a cardiac arrest early on Thursday morning, a family source said.
She was 59 and breathed her last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, in Andheri west, where she was rushed shortly after midnight.
Her cremation took place here on Thursday afternoon in the presence of her family members as well as celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Kajol, Tanvi Azmi, Shreyas Talpade, Rakesh Bedi, Raza Murad, Anang Desai, Sulabha Arya and Ashoke Pandit.
Before the last rites, actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao, besides film-maker Mahesh Bhatt, visited Reema’s house.
Reema was in action till Wednesday night on the set of TV show Naamkaran, in which she played antagonist Dayawanti.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, among other politicians, paid tribute to the veteran talent, who was closely associated with Hindi and Marathi showbiz.