National Award-winning Choreographer Saroj Khan died at the age of 71 on Friday due to cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital last month after she complained of trouble in breathing. Saroj Khan was in the hospital since June 20 after she complained of breathing difficulties. She had tested negative for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital.
In her forty-year career span, she choreographed nearly 2000 songs.
She was popularly called as ‘Masterji’ by all, Saroj directed over 2000 songs in her long and storied career.
Saroj was first noticed after she choreographed for Sridevi in Mr. India’s song “Hawa Hawai” (1987). She worked with Sridevi in films like Nagina and Chandni. This was followed by her long-term partnership with Madhuri Dixit in the 1990s in songs like “Ek Do Teen”, “Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar”, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”, “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”, and “Tamma Tamma”.