Ace Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who entered the Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai on June 20, is dead. Saroj Khan, who was admitted with respiratory problems, died of cardiac arrest at 1:52 a.m. on Friday. Saroj Khan, the legendary choreographer, had severe diabetes and related illnesses. She had tested negative for coronavirus. She was 71 years old. Saroj Khan is survived by husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan, and daughters Hina Khan and Sukanya Khan.
Saroj Khan was admitted to the Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra in Mumbai on June 17 after complaining of respiratory problems. His daughter Sukyna Khan reported that his mother tested negative for Covid-19 and said that shortness of breath was caused by the cold. In addition, she added that Saroj Khan is likely to be discharged from the hospital in the next two to three days.
In a career spanning over four decades, Saroj Khan choreographed over 2,000 songs.
Saroj Khan, who started working as a background dancer at the age of three, got her first break as a freelance choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. The three-time winner of the National Award has been credited with choreography for over 2000 songs, including iconic numbers such as Hawa Hawai from Mr India (1987), Ek Do Teen from Tezaab (1988), Dhak Dhak Karne Laga from Beta (1992) and Dola Re Dola from Devdas (2002).
The last time he choreographed Madhuri Dixit on the song Tabaah Ho Gaye from the Karan Johar Kalank production in 2019.