Bollywood’s “Masterji” and three times National Award-winning choreographer, Saroj Khan, died at 71 due to cardiac arrest on Friday morning. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital after she complained of difficulty in breathing. Khan was tested negative for coronavirus and was laid to rest by her family members at 7 in the morning in Malad, Mumbai.
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
Widely respected and loved in the industry, Saroj Khan choreographed about 2000 songs in her career, with some of her best works were with Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi. Her career began as a child artist at the age of 3 and moved on to work as a choreographer in Geeta Mera Naam (1974). Some of her best works in songs like Hawa Hawai, Chandni, Tama Tamma, Ye Ishq Haaye, Ek Do Teen, Dola Re Dola, and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, are remembered to this day.
Here’s how Bollywood reacted to the death of this legend:
Deeply saddened by the passing away of one of our finest choreographers. Tremendous grace and a mobile face with quicksilver expressions were her hallmark .I worked with her very early in my career and she was immeasurably parient and kind. RIP #Saroj Khan pic.twitter.com/ftRsuRE1Aj
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) July 3, 2020
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