The actor who was also an ENT (ear, nose, throat) surgeon passed away at the age of 92. Lagoo had worked in Hindi and Marathi cinema. He was also a director and a theatre artist. Shriram has directed over 20 Marathi plays.

"I spoke to his son-in-law. He passed away due to age-related complications," playwright Satish Alekar said.

Lagoo was born on November 16, 1927, in Satara, Bombay Presidency, British India. He was known for his roles in movies including Gharaonda (1977), Gandhi (1982) and Swayamvar (1980). The director also played Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor's father in the blockbuster movie Kishen Kanhaiya. 

Prime Minister took to Twitter and said, "Dr. Shreeram Lagoo personified versatility and brilliance. Through the years, he enthralled audiences with outstanding performances. His work will be remembered for years to come. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his admirers. Om Shanti." 

Lagoo played important role in the growth of theatre movement in Maharashtra in post-Independence era along with Vijay Tendulkar, Vijaya Mehta and Arvind Deshpande.

As an actor, his roles in Marathi plays such as Natsamrat and Himalayachi Saoli, and films such as Pinjra made him popular.

In Hindi, he essayed memorable roles in films such as Ek Din Achanak, Gharonda and Lawaris, to name a few.

Lagoo, affectionately known in theatre circles as 'Doctor', was also known for his progressive and rationalist views which he expressed without fear.