Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who mentored generations of actors and was fondly often known as “Masterji“, died early this morning. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after complaining of problem in respiratory. She was 71.
The three-time National Award winner had choreographed a number of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema.
The obligatory COVID-19 check executed on the hospital confirmed a detrimental consequence.
“She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” Ms Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani instructed information company PTI.
Tributes for the veteran choreographer are pouring in from all quarters.
T 3582 – Prayers .. ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 3, 2020
“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,” Bollywood star Akshay Kumar tweeted.
Woke as much as the unhappy information that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji isn’t any extra. She made dance look simple nearly like anyone can dance, an enormous loss for the trade. May her soul relaxation in peace
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
Riteish Deshmukh wrote on Twitter: “Rest in Peace Saroj Khan ji. This loss is immeasurable for the industry & film lovers.Having choreographed more than 2000 songs she single handedly changed the landscape of how songs were shot. I had the pleasure of being Choerographed by her in Aladin. One tick off my bucketlist.”
Rest in Peace Saroj Khan ji. This loss is immeasurable for the trade & movie lovers.Having choreographed greater than 2000 songs she single handedly modified the panorama of how songs had been shot. I had the pleasure of being Choerographed by her in Aladin. One tick off my bucketlist
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 3, 2020
“Saroj ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that defined an era with her iconic work. May her loved ones find strength and courage at this terrible hour. There’ll never be another…(sic),” actor Nimrat Kaur tweeted.
Saroj ji’s title launched the phrase ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that outlined an period together with her iconic work. May her family members discover power and braveness at this horrible hour. There’ll by no means be one other…#RIPSarojKhan#Legend#Masterjipic.twitter.com/EffYUvX7Ca
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) July 3, 2020
“Saddened to hear of ace choreographer & three times national awardee Saroj Khan’s demise at 72. Many of the 2000+ iconic songs she choreographed have a permanent place in audiences’ hearts. Deepest condolences to her family, friends, colleagues & fans,” Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh wrote on Twitter.
Saddened to listen to of ace choreographer & 3 times nationwide awardee Saroj Khan’s demise at 72. Many of the 2000+ iconic songs she choreographed have a everlasting place in audiences’ hearts. Deepest condolences to her household, associates, colleagues & followers! #RIPSarojKhan
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) July 3, 2020
Saroj Khan, who has received three National Awards for Best Choreography for her work in Devdas, Jab We Met and the 2007 Tamil movie Shringaram, is credited with choreographing greater than 2,000 songs.
In a profession spanning over 4 a long time, she has choreographed a number of the hottest Bollywood tracks corresponding to Ye Ishq Haaye that includes Kareena Kapoor from the 2007 movie Jab We Met, Ek Do Teen that includes Madhuri Dixit from Tezaab, Dola Re Dola from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas, starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan.
She final choreographed for Tabaah Hogaye, that includes Madhuri from filmmaker Karan Johar’s manufacturing Kalank in 2019.