Saroj Khan died at a Mumbai hospital on July 2. The popular Bollywood choreographer had breathing difficulties and was hospitalized since June 17.
Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest on Friday morning at the age of 71. She was rushed to Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai citing an inability to breathe. Fondly called as Masterji by actors whom she choreographed, Saroj directed more than 2,000 songs in her successful career.
Her most memorable collaborations were with actresses Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi. She had tested negative for coronavirus, and succumbed to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital, her nephew Manish Jagwani told PTI.
Tributes poured in for the choreographer with Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh writing, “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!”
Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter handle to express his condolences via a tweet that read, “Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is no more. She made the dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace.”