Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan, who was earlier admitted to a hospital in Mumbai last month for breathing issues, breathed her last on Friday. She was 71.
She died due to a cardiac arrest in the ICU of Guru Nanak Hospital, where she was admitted on June 20. The last rites of Saroj Khan will be performed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai today.
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli took to Twitter and expressed his sorrow over the demise of the dance maestro.
“Saroj Khan my beloved Masterji. RIP Saroj Khan From music videos to films, we had a long journey together. Now you’ve left me and gone. I will do and make what we spoke about one day, my promise to you,” he tweeted.
Saroj Khan, the three-time National Award winner was credited for choreographing more than 2,000 songs. Her list of credits include iconic numbers such as ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ from Beta (1992), ‘Ek Do Teen’ from Tezaab (1988), ‘Hawa Hawai’ from Mr India (1987) and many more.