Saroj Khan, Bollywood’s ‘masterji’, dies of cardiac arrest

Delhi, july 03 (QNN)

Bollywood choreographer Saroj khan Died  of a cardiac arrest at the age of 71 on Friday morning. The legendry choreographer was mourned by the fraternity, who called her ‘the genius who immortalised stars’. Amitabh Bachchn, Akshay Kumar, Kajol, Sibhash Ghai, Kareena Kapoor and frequent collaborator Madhuri Dixit were among those who paid tributes to Saroj Khan on social media.

Saroj was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital last month after she complained of trouble in breathing. “She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” her nephew Manish Jagwani . Saroj Khan was in the hospital since June 17 after she complained of breathing difficulties. She had tested negative for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Her funeral took place on Friday morning in Malad, Mumbai.

Fondly called ‘Masterji’ by stars whom she choreographed, Saroj directed over 2000 songs in her long and storied career. Her most famous collaborations were with actors Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi. Tributes poured in for the ace choreographer.  Amitabh Bachchan remembered the choreographer on Twitter, remembering how much he enjoyed her dance moves.