Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan, who was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on June 20 after she complained of breathing issues, passed away today.
The last rites of Saroj Khan will be peformed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai today.
She died due to a cardiac arrest in the ICU of Guru Nanak Hospital where she was admitted on June 20 after she complained of breathing issues.
In a career spanning over four decades, Khan was credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs.
The three-time National Award winner had choreographed for some of the most memorable tracks, including "Dola Re Dola" from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Devdas", "Ek Do Teen" from Madhuri Dixit-starrer "Tezaab" and "Ye Ishq Haaye" from "Jab We Met" in 2007.
Saroj Khan shot to fame in the late eighties, choreographing Sridevi superhits such as "Main naagin tu sapera" (Nagina") and "Hawaa hawaai" ("Mr India").
Lately, she had been selective with signing new projects. Her recent works include choreographing Kangana Ranaut in "Manikarnika" last year and "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" in 2015. Her last major assignment had been directing Madhuri's moves in last year's release, "Kalank". She last choreographed for "Tabaah Hogaye", featuring Madhuri from filmmaker Karan Johar's production "Kalank" in 2019.