Veteran Choreographer Saroj Khan Passed Away

Mumbai : Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan died in Mumbai on Friday of Cardiac arrest. Condolence poured in through social media. Film icons like Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Neha Dhupia, John Abraham and others were the first to mourn the late choreographer’s demise.

Bollywood has lost one of it’s most beloved and respected dance exponents. It would not be wrong to say that the magic of Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi would be incomplete without the ‘Masterji’ Saroj Khan.

The veteran choreographer known for her famous dance routine in memorable films like ‘Beta’ (Dhak Dhak Karne Laga) and Tezaab (‘Ek Do Teen’) . She was reportedly admitted to the Mumbai hospital on June 20 after the complained of breathing difficulties.

Entire film industry mourns and sharing condolence massage . Here are few :

1 Madhuri Dixit :

Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) tweeted “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 condolence to the family #RIPSSarojji ”

2. Akshay Kumar :

Akshay Kumar (@akshayKumar) tweeted “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. ”

3. Kangana Ranaut :

Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) tweeted “A rare artist & exceptional Guru, #SarojKhan ji has played crucial roles in many superstars journey, giving memorable choregraphies in Jungi from TWM, Ghani Bawati from TWMR & bery recent lullby Taktaki from Manikarnika, Kangana will always be indebted to her contribution”

4. Shabana Azmi :

Shabana Azmi (@AzmiShabana) wrote “Deeply saddened by the passing away of one of our finest choreographers . Tremendous grace and a mobile face with quicksilver expression were her hallmark. I worked with her very  early in my career and she was immeasurably parient and kind. RIP #Saroj Khan”

However, Saroj Khan born in Mumbai in 1948, after her parents migrated from Pakistan after partition. Saroj’s first break as an independent Choreographer came only in 1974 with “Geeta Mera Naam” .

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