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    Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away at 71 due to cardiac arrest; Big B, Akshay Kumar pay tribute

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    Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra last Saturday.

    Khan last choreographed for "Tabaah Hogaye", featuring Madhuri from film-maker Karan Johar's production "Kalank" in 2019.
    Three-time National Award winner, veteran Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, passed away due to cardiac arrest on early Friday morning. She was 71.

    According to Times Now, Khan passed away due to cardiac arrest.

    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.

    Amitabh Bachchan sent out a tweet on Friday morning, writing 'hands are folded, heart uneasy', sending out prayers, without naming Khan.


    'She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance,' wrote Akshay Kumar on Twitter.

    Remembering the ace choreographer, Taapsee wrote, "Your songs will make every girl remember you for ever n ever."


    Theatre and film actor Satish Kaushik also paid a tribute to Khan, writing that Khan's choreography made leading ladies look like goddesses on the screen.


    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.

    Most of the songs choreographed by Khan had big names as lead actors. Khan has also trained a slew of choreographers who went on to make a big name for themselves in the '90s, including Farah Khan. Khan was known for blending Indian classical dance with modern beats.

    Actress Madhuri Dixit has often credited Khan for catapulting her to fame by choreographing several of her dance numbers. The song 'Dhak Dhak' starring Dixit from 1992 film 'Beta', was choreographed by Khan and went on to become a national rage.

    Khan last choreographed for 'Tabaah Hogaye', featuring Dixit from film-maker Karan Johar's production 'Kalank' in 2019.

    She is survived by her husband, son and two daughters.

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    2 Comments on this Story

    Bikram Suri32 days ago
    Bloody Bit$$ ch was running prostitution rackets in Bombay
    Krishan Kumar Totlani32 days ago
    Was sad to know about the demise of Saroj Khan who In a career spanning forty years, choreographed nearly 2000 songs. Her most successful collaborations were with actors Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. May God lays her soul in peace.Om Shanti
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