Legendary choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71
She was admitted to the ICU at Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra on June 20 after she complained of breathing issues
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai today. She was 71.
Saroj Khan was admitted to the ICU at Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra on June 20 after she complained of breathing issues. According to reports, the choreographer had diabetes and age-related illness. She had tested negative for Covid-19 at the hospital.
Saroj Khan started her career as a child artist and background dancer. Over four decades, she choreographed more than 2000 Bollywood songs. Her notable films include Geetaa Mera Naam, Mr. India, Nagina, Chandni, Tezaab, Baazigar, Lagaan, Devdas and others. She had worked closely with Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit on their hit songs. For her work, Saroj was awarded the National Film Award thrice. In 2019, she choreographed Madhuri Dixit for Tabha Ho Gaye in Kalank.
Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukanya Khan. Her last rites will be performed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai today.
Several celebrities took to social media to condole her demise.
Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is no more. She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
My first choreographer in Bollywood our "Master Ji"— AMRITA RAO (@AmritaRao) July 3, 2020
I was lucky to begin with the best dance Guru!!
As petrified I was of Her strictness for perfection, Her golden compliments stay with me forever
May She find greater happiness in the Higher World #SarojKhan
RIP #SarojKhan— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) July 3, 2020
Another inimitable talent gone. The film industry is poorer without you. Like so many others I have watched songs you choreographed & tried my best to match steps on numerous occasions
I’m grateful I was able to finally dance to your tune in #Fanaa