Legendary choreographer Saroj Khan, who was admitted in the hospital in Mumbai since 20th of June 20 due to breathing issues, passed away today.
The last rites of Saroj Khan will be performed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai today – where she used to live.
Saroj Khan took her last breath due to a cardiac arrest in the ICU of Guru Nanak Hospital where she was admitted on June 20 as she was having complained of breathing issues.
She had a sprawling career over four decades, Saroj Khan was credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs.
She is The three-time National Award winner, who had choreographed some of the most memorable tracks, including “Dola Re Dola” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas”, “Ek Do Teen” from Madhuri Dixit-starrer “Tezaab” and “Ye Ishq Haaye” from “Jab We Met” in 2007.
She came to fame in the late eighties itself while choreographing Sridevi superhits such as “Main naagin tu sapera” (Nagina”) and “Hawaa hawaai” (“Mr India”).
With age, she turned selective with 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 Madhuri’s moves in last year’s release, “Kalank”.
She last choreographed for “Tabaah Hogaye”, featuring Madhuri from filmmaker Karan Johar’s production “Kalank” in 2019.
She was known to be very close to Madhuri Dixit and her fans will always miss her signature styles.