Renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died early on Friday morning due to cardiac arrest. She was 71.
The three-time National Award winner, who had choreographed among the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema, was not maintaining properly for a while. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra final month after she complained of respiratory points.
Sridevi’s Hawa Hawai to Madhuri-Aishwarya’s Dola Re Dola, iconic songs choreographed by Saroj Khan
In the 1950s, Saroj started working as a background dancer and received her first break as an unbiased choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. In her profession spanning a number of a long time, she is credited with choreographing over 2000 songs, and received three National Awards.
Saroj Khan’s funeral held in Malad
Saroj’s funeral was held on Friday morning at a cemetery in suburban Malad. “We buried her at around 7 am. The prayer meeting will be held after three days,” her daughter Sukaina instructed PTI.
Riteish Deshmukh shares tribute
Ritesh wrote in a tweet, “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”
Amitabh Bachchan tweets condolences
T 3582 – Prayers .. 🙏 ..
हाथ जुड़े हैं , मन अशांत
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 3, 2020
Actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted that he’s disturbed by the information. “Prayers. The hands are folded and the mind is disturbed.”
Taapsee Pannu pays tribute
Taapsee wrote in a tweet, “Atleast I had a chance to dance in your company. I am going to hold on to those memories tight…. real tight. we lose another star to the sky. Your songs will make every girl remember you for ever n ever.”
Funeral in Malad right now
The final rites of Saroj Khan might be carried out at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai right now.
Akshay Kumar remembers Saroj
Woke up to the unhappy information that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is not any extra. She made dance look straightforward nearly like anyone can dance, an enormous loss for the trade. May her soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 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,” wrote Akshay in a tweet.
Nephew shares particulars
Saroj Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani instructed PTI, “She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital.
Manisha Koirala pays tribute
Actor Manisha Koirala wrote, “This is a sad news early in morning..since childhood I was trained in indian classical dance..it was she who taught me film dance once I joined films..(which I had zero knowlage of). A tough task master and a great one!! #RIPSarojKhan Ji”
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