The world has lost another gem today and it is none other than famous Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan.
She passed away at the age of 71 due to cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital. Earlier, she was taken to Guru Nanak Hospital after she has a breathing issue. “She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” Ms Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.
She was perhaps the first female choreographer to step into Bollywood in a male-dominated industry.
Many famous Bollywood actresses credited Saroj Khan for teaching them different forms of dance.
Saroj Khan, who has won three National Awards for Best Choreography for her work in Devdas, Jab We Met and the 2007 Tamil film Shringaram, is credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs.
Saroj Khan won National Awards for choreographing Dola Re Dola from Devdas featuring Madhuri and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and all the songs of Tamil film Sringaram.
She also won Filmfare Awards for films including; Tezaab, Sailaab, Beta, Chaalbaaz, Khalnayak, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas and Guru.
The Masterji of Bollywood has left everyone in great pain. May she rest in peace!