Bollywood on 3rd July, 2020 lost one of the most eminent choreographer, Saroj Khan, who is also addressed as “Masterji” by many actors as well as her students. Saroj Khan passed away early morning on Friday, 3 July, she was 72 years in age and lost her life due to cardiac arrest. “She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital,” Saroj Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.
It was on 24th June, that the veteran Bollywood choreographer was admitted in the Guru Nanak Hospital which is situated in Mumbai. She was admitted after she complained of difficulty in breathing.
As per the reports, this National Award-winning choreographer had tested negative for COVID-19. As per a report by ANI, Saroj Khan’s last rites will be performed at Malvani in Malad.
Saroj Khan has choreographed dance numbers like ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar’, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’, ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’, ‘Nimbooda’ and ‘Dola Re Dola’. Masterji choreographed around 2000 songs in her profession. Also, she not only showcased her exceptional work in bollywood but also in tollywood.
The last song which was choreographed by “Masterji” in Bollywood was ‘Tabaah Ho Gaye’ which starred Madhuri Dixit, and this song was from Karan Johar’s movie Kalank.
Many celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, mourned the loss of such remarkable as well as an exceptional choreographer. Also, many tollywood celebs like Mohanlal, Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, sighed on Saroj Khan’s death.
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
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
My first genuine teacher in the film industry. She taught me for hours how to do the ‘dip’ for film dancing. One of the most caring, loving & inspiring persona i have ever met. Will miss you Sarojji. May Allah bless her soul. Thank u for looking after me.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 3, 2020
Saroj KhanJi was a true legend and I consider myself blessed to work with her for the song “Vennila Vennila …” from the Movie ‘Iruvar’ pic.twitter.com/EIUg7vvvCj— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) July 3, 2020
Saddened to hear about the demise of ace choreographer #SarojKhan… Her timeless classics will continue to inspire generations to come. The end of an era… Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones. RIP Saroj Khan.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) July 3, 2020
This news has left me heartbroken. Saroj ji was not just a legend but also a humble person. We shared a beautiful relationship & worked in many films together. Her contribution to the industry is irreplaceable as there was no one who could dance like her. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/bTh1PkuN4X— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) July 3, 2020