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Veteran Choreographer Saroj Khan Passed Away at 71

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The Bollywood veteran choreographer Saroj Khan Passed Away at 71 due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai. Saroj Khan was admitted to the hospital in Mumbai on June 20, 2020. As per the reports, her daughter confirmed that Saroj Khan died due to cardiac arrest on Friday morning. According to the media reports veteran choreographer Saroj Khan Passed Away at 71 due to cardiac arrest, Saroj Khan’s condition started to deteriorate on Thursday night in the ICU and she breathed her last at 1.52 am on Friday. Bollywood is mourning over the sudden demise of the legendary choreographer.

Saroj Khan was born as Nirmala Nagpal. She joined the Indian film industry as a child artiste, playing the younger Shyama in Nazarana. She eventually became a background dancer in 1950s films like Bimal Roy’s Madhumati under the guidance of dance director B. Sohanlal.

Saroj Khan, one of the most reputed choreographers of Bollywood got her first break as an independent choreographer, with Geeta Mera Naam (1974) and her last song was with Madhuri Dixit in Kalank movie released in 2019. She choreographed the song ‘Tabaah’ making it a memorable one.

Started at an early age as a dancer and choreographer, Saroj Khan is credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs, gaining the title of ‘The Mother of Dance/Choreography in India’. Being an ace choreographer for more than four decades, Saroj Khan bagged three National Awards.

From Madhuri Dixit’s iconic song ‘Humko Aaj Kal Hai’ and ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Dola Re Dola’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas, to ‘Ye Ishq Haaye’ from Jab We Met in 2007 many leading actresses of Bollywood have grooved on the steps of Saroj Khan.

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