Veteran Choreographer Saroj Khan, the name behind some of the most famous songs in Bollywood such as Ek Do Teen, Dola re Dola died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Friday morning. She was 71.
The three-time National Award winner was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 with breathing complaints. She had tested negative for Covid-19.
Her last venture was with Madhuri Dixit for the song Tabaah Ho Gaye from filmmaker Karan Johar’s production Kalank in 2019.
Actors paid tributes for the ace choreographer.
Actor Akshay Kumar said, “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.”
“RIP Saroji … I thank God I got a chance to be choreographed by you.. Prayers and Strength to the Family,” Genelia Deshmukh tweeted.
Director Kunal Kohli remembered Khan as someone who stood up for people’s rights.
“She stood up for the rights of people. Never bothered who was a star or not. She said her bit Unadulterated & from the heart. Bought biryani on every song and fed the whole crew so lovingly. We gossiped. We worked. Thank you for the memories #masterji #SarojKhan love you always,” Kohli tweeted.
“#SarojKhan my beloved Masterji. #RIPSarojKhan From Music Videos to films we had a long journey together. Now you’ve left me & gone. I will do & make what we spoke about one day, my promise to you,” he added.