Renowned Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan Dies at 71

Saroj Khan

With a career spanning over forty years she had choreographed more than 2000 songs

Earlier, her family took out a statement that the ace choreographer tested negative for corona and will be discharged soon in a few days.

"Saddened to hear about the demise of legendary choreographer Saroj Khan ji". In a career spanning more than 40 years, Saroj Khan choreographed more than 2000 songs. Some of her last posts are about her warning her fans to stay safe during the Coronavirus pandemic and abide by the lockdown laws. She never looked back and created some of Bollywood's most popular film songs. Interestingly, her last work was with Madhuri for the song Tabha Ho Gaye from the film Kalank. I immediately apologised to her that I am sorry I thought you don't want me to do the song. These attractive actors have done total justice in their dance numbers. "#RIPSarojji", Madhuri Dixit tweeted.

On June 20, Saroj Khan was admitted at Bandra's Gurunanak Hospital after she complained of breathlessness. This slow beat tune is still popular among the audiences. "Everything that she wanted to say was there so clearly on her face and in her body language", actress Kajol wrote.

Bollywood's first female choreographer Saroj Khan, whose sizzling dance routines breathed life into hundreds of films, died Friday, triggering further heartbreak in an industry already reeling from a string of recent deaths.

Another remarkable song in the film was the kathak-based Maar Dala, focused on Dixit.

Kohli said he would encourage actors to emulate 50 per cent of what Khan told them to do and they would "be a star". These include Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal, and Mani Ratnam's Guru (2007). Several Indian music and instruments are used in this song.

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Anil Kapoor thanked Saroj Khan for helping him challenge the dancer in him: "She brought out the dancer in me that I didn't even know was there!" I got to learn so much from her, especially the expressions.

The 1988 number "Ek Do Teen" ("One Two Three"), choreographed by Khan, made Dixit a star overnight, and the actress was among the first to pay tribute to the woman she called her teacher. She told me, "Beta I do the song according to my artists" calibre'. Her iconic dance moves inspired me at a very young age. So it's been a long journey with her. Her unabashed passion towards dance direction was quite something. Kareena dances with a lot of grace and swings easily.

In her later years, known popularly as Masterji, she appeared as a judge on reality television dancing shows and helped popularise Bollywood-style dance outside India. She also judged shows like Ustaadon ka Ustaad, Boogie Woogie, Nachle Ve, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa etc.

The three-time National Award victor, who had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in the Bollywood industry, was unwell for some time.

The legendary choreographer had severe diabetes and related illness.

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