Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who mentored generations of actors and was nothing but pure inspiration for many, passed away in the wee hours of Friday. The 71 years old was admitted at Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after complaining of difficulty in breathing. She was 71.
In the hospital, she was also tested for coronavirus and reports were negative. “She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” Ms Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.
Saroj Khan was a three-time National Award winner and had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in the Hindi cinema. In the career span of over 40 years, she had choreographed as many as 2,000 songs.
And as the news of her passing away broke, host of people joined in to bid her tributes.
Saroj Khan got her first break as an independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). However, she only acclaimed fame after she choreographed Hawa Hawai in Mr. India in 1987. She was fondly known as “The Mother of Dance/Choreography in India”.
May her soul rest in peace.