Choreographer Saroj Khan passed away on Friday at around 2:30 am at the Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra due to cardiac arrest. She was admitted to the hospital on June 20 after complaining of breathing issues. The legendary choreographer was 71. She is survived by her husband B Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan. She was reportedly tested negative for the coronavirus. Also Read - Saroj Khan's Daughter Sukaina Reveals How Her Mom 'Gave The Money For Her Coffin Before Passing Away'
The popular dance master of Bollywood will be buried on Friday. Her last rites will be performed in Malvani in Malad, Mumbai. She worked in the movies for over four decades and choreographed more than 2000 songs. She got her debut movie as an independent choreographer in 1974 – Geeta Mera Naam. She received three national awards for her contribution in cinema and choreographing popular dance numbers such as Hawa Hawai – Mr India (1987), Ek Do Teen – Tezaab (1988), Choli Ke Piche – Khal Nayak (1993), Chane Ke Khait Me – Anjaam (1994), Dola Re Dola – Devdas (2002). Her last song that was picturised on her favourite student Madhuri Dixit remains Tabaah Ho Gaye – Kalank (2019). Also Read - When Saroj Khan Told a Heroine 'Sex! It's Sex! Have You Never Had Sex?'
In her career spanning four decades, Khan considered Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi as her best students in the industry. In her last interview with india.com, Saroj expressed her love for Madhuri and mentioned that there could never be any other actor like her. Also Read - Amul India Pays Doodle Tribute to 'Mother of Dance/Choreography in India' Saroj Khan
May her soul rest in peace!