Saroj Khan, Bollywood’s ‘masterji’, dies of cardiac arrest at 71

Saroj Khan, Bollywood’s ‘masterji’, dies of cardiac arrest at 71

Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest on the age of 71 on Friday morning. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital final month after she complained of bother in respiratory. “She handed away attributable to cardiac arrest at round 2:30 am on the hospital,” her nephew Manish Jagwani instructed information company REDHEART.

Saroj Khan was within the hospital since June 17 after she complained of respiratory difficulties. She had examined damaging for the coronavirus illness (Covid-19). Her funeral passed off on Friday morning in Malad, Mumbai.

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Fondly known as ‘Masterji’ by stars whom she choreographed, Saroj directed over 2000 songs in her lengthy and storied profession. Her most well-known collaborations had been with actors Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi. Tributes poured in for the ace choreographer. Akshay Kumar wrote on Friday, “Woke as much as the unhappy information that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is not any more. She made dance look straightforward nearly like anyone can dance, an enormous loss for the business. Could her soul relaxation in peace.”


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Maharashtra house minister Anil Deshmukh wrote, “Saddened to listen to of ace choreographer & thrice nationwide awardee Saroj Khan’s demise at 72. Lots of the 2000+ iconic songs she choreographed have a everlasting place in audiences’ hearts. Deepest condolences to her household, pals, colleagues & followers!”


Born in 1948, Saroj Khan began her profession as a toddler artiste on the age of three. Graduating to a back-up dancer within the 1950s, she labored with choreographer B Sohanlal.

She began working as a choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam (1974), nevertheless it was whereas working with Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit within the 80s and 90s that her profession touched new heights. Mr India (1987), Nagina (1986), Chandni (1989), Tezaab (1988), and Thanedaar (1990) had a number of the memorable songs choreographed by her. She collaborated with Madhuri once more in Kalank (2018).

Additionally learn: Sridevi’s Hawa Hawai to Madhuri-Aishwarya’s Dola Re Dola, iconic songs choreographed by Saroj Khan

She received three Nationwide Awards for Greatest Choreography for her work in Devdas, Jab We Met and the 2007 Tamil movie Shringaram. Her signature strikes in Hawa Hawai, Chandni, Tama Tamma, Ye Ishq Haaye, Ek Do Teen, Dola Re Dola and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga are remembered to this present day. She additionally labored on TV as a actuality present choose between 2005-2010.

Saroj Khan is survived by her husband, son and two daughters.


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