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Choreographer Saroj Khan buried in Mumbai, son Raju Khan performed last rites

Ace Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away on July 3 due to cardiac arrest. Her burial took place in Mumbai. Son Raju Khan, who is also a choreographer, performed the last rites.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 03, 2020 12:31 IST
Choreographer Saroj Khan buried in Mumbai, son Raju Khan performed last rites
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Choreographer Saroj Khan buried in Mumbai, son Raju Khan performed last rites

Ace Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passes away on July 3 due to cardiac arrest. 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. She died at 1.52 am early on Friday. Family members also reached the cemetery. Saroj Khan started her career as a background dance when she was 3 and got her big break as a choreographer in 1974 with the film Geeta Mera Naam.  Her elegance and expressions when she dances used to bring a smile on every face.

"We buried her at around 7 am. The prayer meeting will be held after three days," her daughter Sukaina confirmed to PTI. On June 20, Saroj Khan complained of breathing problems and was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra in Mumbai. She was also suffering from diabetes and related problems which had left an impact on her kidney. Saroj Khan's coronavirus test came out to be negative.

Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan. Many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty, Akshay Kumar among others paid their last respects to the choreographer through throwback photos and social media posts.

On behalf of Sarojji's family, her daughter Sukaina Khan conveyed her gratitude to each and everyone who expressed their condolences. She has also clarified that given the current COVID-19 crisis, there will be no prayer meeting. A gathering to celebrate Masterji's life will be held at a later date when the pandemic situation is under control.

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‪A LEGEND has left us😔 Can’t forget the moment I first met you when you came to choreograph ‘Kitaabe’ ( Baazigar) and I burst out crying (I was a huge fan of your work) I couldn’t believe you were actually standing in front of me. Then came ‘Churake dil’, which was a milestone in my career... and many more. You set the benchmark so high, taught me ‘how’ to express... a technician par excellence... No one shot women like you, you were the best! Will miss you. Churake dil mera #Saroj ji chali💔 May you rest in peace, Masterji 🙏 Strength and love to the family to cope with this irreparable loss❤️ #rip #guru #legend #sarojkhan #memories

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Saroj ji .. you gave us and the industry , rhythm, style, grace of movement and the art of converting the lyrics in a song to a meaning in dance .. .. on a chance meeting many many years ago she paid me my best compliment .. she was living in Dubai then from marriage and when DON was released she said “ I saw the film and then after, I would go to the theatre where it was released, at the time when your song ‘khaike paan.. was on , see it and come out .. I used to do it regularly every day .. I would tell the usher to let me in just to see the song and leave .. that is how much I enjoyed your dance moves ..” !! coming from her was the ultimate .. .. a legacy has passed away .. 🙏 And the show moves on .. in remembrance of those that have left us during this time of the times .. day by day they go away .. leaving us all with the happy memories of their presence .. of their immense contribution .. of their life long creativity, captured and documented on celluloid for posterity .. I shall end for the DAY now .. the mind is filled with remorse and grief ..

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