Saroj Khan, one of the most leading and prominent choreographers in Hindi cinema passed away due to a cardiac attack at the age of 71 today in Mumbai. She had a career span of 40 years and she had choreographed nearly 2000 songs. Her most iconic choreography collaborations were with actors Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit.
She was admitted in Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital on June 17 after she complained of breathing problems. Although she tested negative for the coronavirus disease. Her nephew Manish Jagwani shared with the news agency PTI,’She passed away due to cardiac attack at around 2:30 am at the hospital.’ Her funeral took place on friday morning in Malad, Mumbai.
Her legacy goes back to the times when she started her career as a child artist at the age of three with the film Nazarana as child shyama and a background dancer. She was married at the age of 13 years. She learnt dance while working under guidance of the film choreographer B. Sohanlal. She became a known name in the country with the release of the songs Hawa Hawai,with sridevi in the film Mr. India(1987) and Chandini’s ‘Nau Nau Choodiyan,’ a song still popular in weddings.Her work with Madhuri dixit in ‘Ek do teen’, ‘Dhak Dhak Krne Lugga’, and ‘Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’ made her to become one of the most successful Bollywood Choreographers.
The last song Choreographed by Saroj khan was ‘Tabah Ho Gye’ on Madhuri Dixit of the film Kalank(2019)