Bollywood is undergoing a tough time in 2020, mourning for celebrity deaths throughout the first six months of the year.
Now, another sad demise took place, and that was the renowned Bollywood choreographer ‘Saroj Khan’.
Saroj Khan (71) reportedly died of cardiac arrest at 1.52 AM on July 03, 2020.
‘Got up with a huge pain in my heart …on hearing about your demise, you were an institution in yourself, the biggest loss to our dance fraternity…RIP mam,” Choreographer Remo D’Souza posted on his Instagram.
Airlift actress Nimrat Kaur also shared a post on Twitter, saying, “Saroj Ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. There’ll never be another… RIPSarojKhan #Legend #Masterji.”
Nimrat also shared the pictures of Saroj Khan with actress Sridevi.
Bollywood hero Akshay Kumar said, “She made the dance look easy, almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry.”
Amitabh, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Farah Khan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Kajal Agarwal, Rakul Preet Singh are among others who shared their deep condolences on Twitter.
In her more than 40-year-long Bollywood career, Saroj Khan choreographed for more than 2000 songs, including hit numbers of Sri Devi and Madhuri Dixit.
Saroj also acted in Bollywood, and her first movie as an actor was at the age of 3.
She moved to choreography after appearing as a back-up dancer in the 1950s.
With a break in the film Geeta Mera Naam in 1974, Saroj never looked back and delivered many hit songs.
Hawa Hawai, Chandni, Beta, Tezaab and Gulab Gang are popular numbers that got her huge popularity.