Legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has passed away on Friday early morning at Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital. She was 71-year old. The news of Saroj Khan’s demise comes a few days after she was admitted at the hospital after she complained of having breathing issues.
According to reports, besides having breathing issues, Saroj Khan was reportedly suffering from multiple ailments.
The three-time National Award winner, Saroj Khan is popular known for choreographing most memorable songs like Dola Re Dola, Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak among hundreds of other songs.
The news of Saroj Khan passing away of Cardiac arrest was shared by none other her nephew. While speaking to news agency PTI, Maniesh Jagwani told, “She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital.
Bollywood Celebs Mourn The Demise Of Saroj Khan
As soon as the news of Saroj Khan demise broke on the internet, Bollywood celebs started paying tribute to her. Among the first Bollywood stars who mourned the demise of Saroj Khan were Manisha Koirala, Nimrat Kaur, Vivek Agnihotri, and Sunil Grover among others.
Actor Manisha Koirala wrote on Twitter, “This is a sad news early in morning..since childhood I was trained in indian classical dance..it was she who taught me film dance once I joined films..(which I had zero knowlage of). A tough task master and a great one!! #RIPSarojKhan Ji”
This is a sad news early in morning..since childhood I was trained in indian classical dance..it was she who taught me film dance once I joined films..(which I had zero knowlage of). A tough task master and a great one!! #RIPSarojKhan JI ? https://t.co/UxRDUwFbrH
— Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) 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
Neil Nitin Mukesh
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
Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri
OMG. Woke up to this terrible news of Saroj Khan passing away. A master of her art. Always received her unconditional love. Had the opportunity to work with her in Billo Rani song from Goal. May God give her soul peace. RIP. pic.twitter.com/RD4QSC2TT6
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) July 3, 2020
Shocked to know the sad demise of Saroj khan ji. An era comes to an end with her. Rest in peace. ?
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) July 3, 2020
Saroj ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that defined an era with her iconic work. May her loved ones find strength and courage at this terrible hour. There’ll never be another…#RIPSarojKhan #Legend #Masterji pic.twitter.com/EffYUvX7Ca
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) July 3, 2020
According to reports, the last rites of Saroj Khan will be performed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai later in the day.
Saroj Khan is survived by husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.
May Her Soul Rest In Peace!