Renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died early on Friday morning due to cardiac arrest. She was 71. Needless to say, her sad demise has left everyone shocked in the Bollywood industry. Bollywood is mourning the death of the celebrated choreographer on Twitter.
She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. The mandatory COVID-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result. The three-time National Award winner had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in the Hindi cinema.
Rest in peace guruji https://t.co/L7UHBrwROw
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) July 3, 2020
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A LEGEND has left us😔 Can’t forget the moment I first met you when you came to choreograph ‘Kitaabe’ ( Baazigar) and I burst out crying (I was a huge fan of your work) I couldn’t believe you were actually standing in front of me. Then came ‘Churake dil’, which was a milestone in my career… and many more. You set the benchmark so high, taught me ‘how’ to express… a technician par excellence… No one shot women like you, you were the best! Will miss you. Churake dil mera #Saroj ji chale💔 May you rest in peace, Masterji 🙏 Strength and love to the family to cope with this irreparable loss❤️ #rip #guru #legend #sarojkhan #memories
Rest in peace Sarojji.. u were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs🙏🏻 #SarojKhan
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) 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 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
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
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Got up with a huge pain in my heart ….. on hearing about your demise ,you were an institution in yourself ,the biggest loss to our dance fraternity…. was fortunate to dance under you , dance with you , choreograph you and choreograph with you and direct you …. willl never forget the love and the passion with which u would choreograph each song the passion in your eyes was like never seen before …. thank you for teaching me so much …. you will always be remembered and always in our hearts …..Saroji…. my condolences to the entire family ….. RIP mam
Really sad to hear that Saroj Khan ji is no more between us. Her Grace , her simplicity her iconic moves and her legacy are immortalised. My condolences with Raju sir, and entire family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #RipSarojKhan
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) July 3, 2020
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. https://t.co/QWiG0FaP6j
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 3, 2020
💔 Rest In Peace Saroj mam.. pic.twitter.com/btQ2LexMjs
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) July 3, 2020
My first ever song was choreographed by Saroj ji. And then so many more. You taught me so much. I will miss you, Saroj ji. May you rest in peace. 🙏🏽
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 3, 2020
Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary Saroj Khan ji. RIP.
Have wonderful memories of time spent with her re-imagining ‘Khaike Paan Banaraswala’ on Don. Condolences to her family.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 3, 2020
Sridevi’s Hawa Hawai to Madhuri-Aishwarya’s Dola Re Dola, iconic songs choreographed by Saroj Khan.
In the 1950s, Saroj began working as a background dancer and got her first break as an independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. In her career spanning several decades, she is credited with choreographing over 2000 songs and won three National Awards.
Lately, she had been selective in signing new projects. Her recent works include choreographing Kangana Ranaut in ‘Manikarnika’ last year and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ in 2015. Her last major assignment had been directing songs in Karan Johar‘s movie ‘Kalank’.
This year 2020 is coming with a lot of bad news. A month back Bollywood superstars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor passed away. Also, young actor Sushant Singh Rajput also committed suicide which has shaken the entire Bollywood industry.
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