Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan (71) passed away due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai. She was hospitalized after having difficulty in breathing. Renowned as Masterji, Saroj was a leading dance director in the 90’s choreographing popular dance numbers like ‘Dhak Dhak’, ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Tabah Ho Gaye’, ‘Dola Re Dola’, ‘Dhoom Tana’ and many more. Her last choreography was for Madhuri Dixit’s dance piece in the movie ‘Kalank’ (2009). She breathed her last at 1.52 AM on July 3. She begins her career as an assistant choreographer and established herself as an independent choreographer.
B-town celebs including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Madhuri Dixit, Farah Khan, Remo D’ Souza, Sonu Sood, Jacqueline Fernandes, Rakul Preet Singh, Nimrat Kaur, Riteish Deshmukh and others mourned the loss of Saroj Khan on social media. Netizens have also taken to Twitter to mourn the choreographer’s demise.
I'm devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you💔 My sincere condolences to the family. #RIPSarojji
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) 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
Rest in peace Sarojji.. u were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs🙏🏻 #SarojKhan
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) July 3, 2020
— Remo D'souza (@remodsouza) July 3, 2020
Saroj ji was an institution in herself. She has inspired so many choreographers, dancers, actors and directors to reach excellence in their work with her own gift of genius. Her art and legacy will live on forever. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans 🙏
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) 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