Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan isn’t any extra. She breathed her last within the early hours of Friday after struggling a cardiac arrest. She was 71.
Hours after Saroj’s dying, a video of her from the last event attended by her has surfaced on-line. It was taken at the Iconic Women Of The Year Awards 2020 in March, the place she was honoured for her contribution to the movie trade. In the video, Saroj and actor-filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar are seen dancing collectively to Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi.
Saroj choreographed many memorable songs, together with Kaate Nahi Kat Te from Mr India (1987), Dhak Dhak Karne Laga from Beta (1992), Tip Tip Barsa Pani from Mohra (1994) and Dola Re Dola from Devdas (2002). She additionally gained three National Awards.
Many Bollywood celebrities paid tributes to the choreographer. Madhuri Dixit, who labored with Saroj in songs similar to Ek Do Teen, Chane Ke Khet Mein and Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar, wrote an emotional word on Instagram.
Sharing footage of them collectively, she wrote, “I’m devastated & at an utter loss of words today! Saroj ji was part of my journey since the beginning. She taught me a lot, not just about dance but so much more. There’s a rush of memories in my head thinking of this big personal loss. My heartfelt condolences to the family.”
Akshay Kumar tweeted, “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.”
Amitabh Bachchan remembered her in a prolonged word on Instagram. “Saroj ji .. you gave us and the industry , rhythm, style, grace of movement and the art of converting the lyrics in a song to a meaning in dance,” he wrote, including ‘a legacy has passed away’.
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