Legendary choreographer Saroj Khan passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was admitted to the hospital on June 20 after complaining of breathing issues. She was 72.
Her burial took place in Mumbai. Son Raju Khan, who is also a choreographer, performed the last rites. The body of Saroj Khan was taken to the cemetery in Malad in the morning.
As soon as the news of the veteran choreographer’s demise broke out, many bollywood celebs extended their heartfelt condolence to the family.
Here’s how celebrities reacted:
T 3582 – Prayers .. 🙏 ..
हाथ जुड़े हैं , मन अशांत
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 3, 2020
I’m devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you💔 My sincere condolences to the family. #RIPSarojji
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) July 3, 2020
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Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is no more. She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
डान्स की मल्लिका #सरोजखान जी अलविदा।आपने कलाकारों को ही नहीं बल्कि पूरे हिन्दुस्तान को बहुत ख़ूबसूरती से सिखाया कि “इन्सान शरीर से नहीं, दिल और आत्मा से नाचता है”।आपके जाने से नृत्य की एक लय डगमगा जाएगी। मैं पर्सनली ना सिर्फ़ आपको बल्कि आपकी मीठी डांट को भी बहुत मिस करूँगा।🙏😥
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 3, 2020
RIP #SarojKhan What a legend! Iconic songs.. literally all the hit Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi songs! I’m sure we’ve all tried those steps in front of the tv. I got to work with her just once..for a show years back.. and I remember being petrified! I froze watching her teach.
— Kritika Kamra (@Kritika_Kamra) July 3, 2020
Rest in peace Sarojji.. u were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs🙏🏻 #SarojKhan
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) July 3, 2020
Rest in peace Saroj ji 🙏🙏
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) July 3, 2020
2020 please don’t give any more bad news . So sad to hear about #SarojKhan ma’am . Always dreamt of doing atleast one song Choreographed by her. Your grace and contribution to indian cinema shall always be remembered. May your soul RIP. Strength to the family ❤️
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) July 3, 2020
Saroj is survived by her husband B Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.
On the professional front, Saroj Khan last choreographed a song in Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’ and Karan Johar’s ‘Kalank’ in 2019.
May her soul rest in peace!