In yet another blow to Bollywood, ace choreographer, Saroj Khan, 71 has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. The three-time National Award winner, who choreographed some of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema, has not been keeping well for some time.
She was admitted to the Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra, north west Mumbai, last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. The mandatory COVID-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result.
As soon as the news of her death broke , Bollywood mourned her demise. Superstar Akshay Kumar said Khan made dance look easy and accessible. ‘Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhanji 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 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 ??
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
Superstar Madhuri Dixit, in a heart felt tweet wrote , I’m devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance.
I’m devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you? My sincere condolences to the family. #RIPSarojji
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) July 3, 2020
Anushka Sharma , Actress, Producer
Saroj ji was an institution in herself. She has inspired so many choreographers, dancers, actors and directors to reach excellence in their work with her own gift of genius. Her art and legacy will live on forever. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans ?
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 3, 2020
Subhash Ghai , Film Director
AN ERA HAS GONE
absolutely my personal loss.
an integral part of our Mukta arts family-my strong partner in grooming stars like Madhuri Meenaxi Manisha n ashwarya ??
Master of masters ?
Saroj Khan will live in history of choreography of Indian cinema indeed.
Bye JAAN. RIP ? pic.twitter.com/iZcN3EBMh7
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) July 3, 2020
Farah Khan, Director
Rest in peace Sarojji.. u were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs?? #SarojKhan
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) July 3, 2020