Legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away due to cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday in Mumbai. The ace choreographer was 71 and was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after complaining of chest pain.
Her last Instagram post was dated on June 14, 2020, when actor Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide. In her post, she penned how she had never worked with the Kai Po Che! actor yet always liked him and wished he had vocal to some senior people about his troubles.
Sharing an image of the 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' star, she wrote, "I had never worked with you @sushantsinghrajput but we have meet many times. What went wrong in your LIFE? I'm shocked that you took such a drastic step in your LIFE. You could have spoken to an Elder which could have helped YOU and would have kept us Happy looking at YOU. God bless your soul and I don't know what your Father and Sister's are going through. Condolences and Strength to them to go through this Time. I Loved you in all your Movies and will always Love you. R.I.P." (sic)
In an illustrious career of over four decades, the veteran choreographer is credited with creating over 2,000 songs. Some of the much-acclaimed including Ek Do Teen from Madhuri Dixit’s Tezzab, Dola Re Dola starring Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Devdas, Ye Ishq Haaye from Jab We Met which starred Kareena Kapoor-Khan and many more.
Tabaah Hogaye, featuring Madhuri from Karan Johar's production Kalank last year was the last one, Saroj Khan choreographed.
Twitterati poured in early reactions to her demise with emotional messages on social media platforms. Director Kunal Kohli, who has directed movies such as Fanaa and Hum Tum, on Twitter to remember the old days when he ‘argued, discussed’ and even ‘gossiped’ with the one who lovingly spoke as “Humare Pyaare Masterji.”