Mumbai,Jul 03, 2020: Saroj Khan died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Mumbai on Friday (July 3). She was 71. The news of Saroj Khan’s death was confirmed by her daughter. On June 20, the veteran choreographer was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai. She was also tested for coronavirus, the reports of which turned out to be negative.
Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter and paid their last respects to the late choreographer on social media.
Amitabh Bachchan wrote on Twitter, "Prayers. Haath jude hain, man ashaant."
Akshay Kumar wrote, "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."
Riteish Deshmukh wrote, "Rest in Peace Saroj Khan ji. This loss is immeasurable for the industry & film lovers.Having choreographed more than 2000 songs she single handedly changed the landscape of how songs were shot. I had the pleasure of being Choerographed by her in Aladin. One tick off my bucketlist"
Sharing a picture of the late Bollywood choreographer, Madhur Bhandarkar wrote, "Woke up to the news that Saroj Khan is no more with us, Most talented trend setter choreographer of Film industry, My condolences to her family members & admirers. We will miss you. #RIP"
Nimrat Kaur shared some throwback photos with Saroj Khan and wrote, "Saroj ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that defined an era with her iconic work. May her loved ones find strength and courage at this terrible hour. There’ll never be another...#RIPSarojKhan #Legend #Masterji."
Saroj Khan choreographed more than 2,000 songs in her illustrious career. Some famous songs choreographed by her include Chane Ke Khet Mein, Dhak Dhak, Kaate Nahin Kat Te and Dola Re Dola, to name a few.