Saroj Khan, who died of cardiac arrest, has choreographed more than 2,000 songs, including 'Dola Re Dola' ('Devdas') and 'Ek Do Teen' ('Tezaab').

Noted Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away she was 71
Flix Death Friday, July 03, 2020 - 08:11

Renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died early on Friday morning due to cardiac arrest. She was 71.

The three-time National Award winner, who had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema, was not keeping well for some time. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. The mandatory COVID-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result.

"She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital," Khan's nephew Manish Jagwani told PTI.

In a career spanning over four decades, Khan is credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs, including "Dola Re Dola" from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Devdas, "Ek Do Teen" from Madhuri Dixit-starrer Tezaab and "Ye Ishq Haaye" from Jab We Met in 2007.

She last choreographed for "Tabaah Hogaye", featuring Madhuri from filmmaker Karan Johar's production Kalank in 2019.

From Bollywood prsonalities to politicians, many took to Twitter to offer condolences.

Even fans commemorated the death of Saroj Khan, recounting some of her greatest work.

 

(With PTI inputs)

 

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