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Saroj Khan dies: Celebrities pay last respects to Bollywood's mother of dance

Saroj Khan is known for choreographing many popular songs in Bollywood films like Dola Re Dola, Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak among many others. She passed away on Friday due to cardiac arrest at 1.52 am on July 3. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai on June 17 after she complained of having breathing problems. Bollywood celebrities and fans mourn the loss.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 04, 2020 14:03 IST
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RIP Saroj Khan: Celebrities pay last respects to Bollywood's ace choreographer

Saroj Khan, known for choreographing the most popular songs in Bollywood films like Dola Re Dola, Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak among many others, passed away on Friday due to cardiac arrest. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 20. The ace choreographer was suffering from diabetes and other problem. She was rushed to the hospital after she complained of breathing problems. She had tested negative for coronavirus. While it was said that she has been recovering and might get discharged soon, she died at 1.52 am on July 3. Last year, Saroj Khan had choreographer actress Madhuri Dixit in Kalank song Tabaah Ho Gaye which earned much praise.

Saroj Khan is survived by husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.

 

 

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  • 3:15 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Disha Patani: RIP Master ji

    Disha tweeted, "For every girl, dancing on songs choreographed by Saroj ji was an integral part of growing up, music that let them dream and revel in their dreams of Bollywood. RIP Master ji #SarojKhan."

  • 3:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Bosco Martis recalls the time when Masterji gave him 'bakshish'

    He wrote, "This moment will be treasured for life . When Master ji saw my song and gave me a Bakshish! You have to be extremely lucky to earn that. Grateful to @zeetvdid @zeetv to make this moment possible . #ripmasterji #sarojkhan #bollywoodqueen #moment #danceindiadance."

  • 3:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Namrata Shirodkar mourns Saroj Khan's death

    Namrata wrote, "Did many films with the inimitable Saroj ji. An institution in herself!! She was one of the few dance directors who blended dance with emotion so beautifully. She brought out the total woman in you when she made you perform!! Will miss you Saroj ji Sending love and light to her soul and strength to all her family and loved ones."

  • 3:11 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sanjay Dutt on Saroj Khan's demise: This news has left me heartbroken

    Sharing a photo with the late choreographer, Sanjay Dutt wrote alongside, "This news has left me heartbroken. Saroj ji was not just a legend but also a humble person. We shared a beautiful relationship & worked in many films together. Her contribution to the industry is irreplaceable as there was no one who could dance like her. Om Shanti."

  • 3:10 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Ananya Panday remembers late Saroj Khan

    Sharing a throwback photo, Ananya wrote, "Love You Masterji."

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    Ananya Panday remembers late Saroj Khan

  • 1:49 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Aditi Rao Hydari: Thank you for the memories

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Lakshmi Machu wrote, "We lose another legend. Our childhood wouldn't have been the same without your hatke dance moves. You are among the stars! RIP maam. Dance your way through."

  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

  • 1:23 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Kangana Ranaut calls Saroj Khan 'rare artist & an exceptional guru'

    Taking to Twitter, Kangana's team wrote, "A rare artist & an exceptional Guru, #SarojKhan ji has played crucial roles in many superstars journeys, giving memorable choreographies in Jugni from TWM, Ghani Bawari from TWMR & very recent lullaby Taktaki from Manikarnika, Kangana will always be indebted to her contribution."

  • 1:22 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Tiger Shroff on Saroj Khan's death: I'm sure you're already dancing up there

    Tiger wrote, "Your grace will always remain eternal and unmatchable, blessed to have known you and will always cherish the praise and guidance I received from you. Rest in power mam, I’m sure you’re already up there dancing in full form."

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    Tiger Shroff on Saroj Khan's death: I'm sure you're already dancing up there

  • 1:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sonam Kapoor on Saroj Khan's demise: Rest in peace guruji

    Taking to social media, Sonam remembered her with a throwback photo and prayed that she rest in peace. 

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    Rest in peace guruji

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  • 1:19 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Shekhar Kapur recalls Saroj Khan and Sridevi's dance rehearsals

    He tweeted, "She defined a generation of heroines. Certainly #MrIndia would not have been same film without #SarojKhan. You had to see her dance as she rehearsed with SriDevi. She was messmerizing. And what energy!  You could shoot all night, yet she smiled and danced  constantly fresh."

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    A little #throwback for today!💜

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  • 1:18 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Kajol remembers Saroj Khan as 'coolest choreographer'

    Kajol remembered Saroj Khan and wrote, “RIP to the most talented coolest choreographer ever! She taught me sooooo much that I always used everywhere in so many other ways. When she danced it was like watching a whole book ! Everything that she wanted to say was there so clearly on her face and in her body language . Even later when she grew older whenever we met I could see that mischief and affection and sheer love for her work. Love u Sarojji and be at peace knowing that u are loved and will always be remembered.” 

     

  • 12:47 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Imtiaz Ali: Saroj Khan behaved like a teenager on winning National Award for 'Jab We Met'

    Imtiaz Ali told IANS, "After winning the National Award, she called me. She behaved like a teenager – she giggled away! She said 'I've got a National Award' with so much excitement."

     

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Shabana Azmi remembers Saroj Khan as one of the 'finest choreographers'

    "Tremendous grace and a mobile face with quicksilver expressions were her hallmark. I worked with her very early in my career and she was immeasurably patient and kind. RIP #Saroj Khan," she tweeted.

  • 12:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Mahesh Babu says Saroj Khan's 'timeless classics' will continue to inspire artistes for years

    South superstar Mahesh Babu wrote, "Saddened to hear about the demise of ace choreographer #SarojKhan...Her timeless classics will continue to inspire generations to come. The end of an era...Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones. RIP Saroj Khan."

  • 12:05 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Hansal Mehta on Saroj Khan's death: An era is over

    Director Hansal Mehta wrote, "An era is over. RIP Saroj Khan."

  • 12:04 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Abhishek Bachchan recalls first ever song sequence for a film choreographed by Saroj Khan

    "My first ever song was choreographed by Saroj ji. And then so many more. You taught me so much. I will miss you, Saroj ji. May you rest in peace," he tweeted.

  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Taapsee Pannu will forever cherish memories of working with veteran choreographer

    "At least I had a chance to dance in your company. I am going to hold on to those memories tight...real tight. We lose another star to the sky. Your songs will make every girl remember you for ever and ever," the actor tweeted.

  • 11:25 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

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    #RIP SarojJi 💔

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  • 11:24 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Shilpa Shetty: A LEGEND has left us

    Sharing a throwback photo with Saroj Khan, Shilpa Shetty wrote, "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 chale.. May you rest in peace, Masterji...Strength and love to the family to cope with this irreparable loss"

  • 10:48 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Kareena Kapoor remembers dances lessons from Saroj Khan

    Taking to Instagram, Kareena Kapoor shared throwback photos and wrote, "Master ji always told me... perrr nahin chala saktiii toh kam se kam face toh chalaaaaa. That’s what she taught me... to enjoy dancing, smile and smile through the eyes. There can never be another... Dance and expression can never be the same for us actors and for everyone who loved her...Love you master ji. Till we dance again... RIP #SarojKhan."

  • 10:37 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sunny Leone recalls 'brief encounter' with Saroj Khan

    Sunny recalled in an Instagram post how the late choreographer had once tried to teach her a few basics of Indian folk dance. Along with her post, Sunny also shared a black-and-white picture where the two can be seen discussing something.

     

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Malaika Arora on Saroj Khan's death: RIP masterji

    Taking to Instagram, Malaika shared a picture of the late choreographer and wrote, "RIP saroji masterji."

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    RIP saroji masterji 🙏💔

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  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Farah Khan on Saroj Khan's death: You were an inspiration to many

    Farah Khan: Rest in peace Sarojji.. u were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs #SarojKhan

     

  • 10:34 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Madhur Bhandarkar shocked after Saroj Khan's demise

    Madhur Bhandarkar: Woke up to the news that Saroj Khan is no more with us, Most talented trend setter choreographer of Film industry, My condolences to her family members & admirers. We will miss you. #RIP

     

  • 10:34 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Sayani Gupta: You will live on Saroj Khan

    Sayani Gupta: You will live on Saroj Khan. Only a regret will remain.. for not having had a chance to dance with you. Thank you for the adaah #SarojKhan.

     

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Hansika Motwane: #RestInPeaceSarojKhan ji

    Hansika Motwane: #RestInPeaceSarojKhan ji . I still remember your words of wisdom to me , when you told me "beta be focused and give it your all and you will achieve whatever you want ". Grew up watching your choreography.This year has taken away way to muchBroken heart May your her soul rest in peace.

     

  • 10:18 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Hindi cinema lost its adaa: Kunal Kohli on Saroj Khan's death

    Kunal Kohli writes, "Hindi cinema has lost its adaa #Saroj Khan."

     

  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Amitabh Bachchan mourns Saroj Khan's death

    Taking to social media, he wrote,  "T 3582 - Prayers .. haath jude hai, mann ashant."

  • 9:39 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

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    💔 Rest In Peace Saroj mam..

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  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Amrita Rao: I was lucky to begin with the best dance Guru!!

    Actress Amrita Rao, who worked with Saroj Khan in her first film wrote, "My first choreographer in Bollywood  our "Master Ji" I was lucky to begin with the best dance Guru!! As petrified I was of Her strictness for perfection, Her golden compliments stay with me forever...May She find greater happiness in the Higher World "

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sunny Leone: My heart goes out to the family

    Sunny Leone shared a photo with Saroj Khan and recalled her short encounter with the choreographer. She wrote, "My very brief encounter by a beautiful patient guru who was trying to teach some basics of Indian folk dancing. Even though our encounter was short I always go back to these videos to learn from her over and over. God Bless your soul and may you rest in peace. My heart goes out to the family, close friends and to all those out there who have lost this beautiful person from your life. RIP Mam!"

  • 9:25 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

  • 9:25 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Rakulpreet Singh wrote, "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"

    On the other hand, Tamannaah Bhatia also shared a heartfelt tweet, "Woke up to the heartbreaking news of the legendary choreographer #SarojKhan’s demise. Her iconic dance moves inspired me at a very young age. Rest in peace Saroj Ji..You are truly irreplaceable."

  • 9:23 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Actor Suniel Shetty and filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan mourned the death of Saroh Khan and called it an 'end of an era'.

  • 9:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja
  • 8:43 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma shares heartfelt tweet

    India TV Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma mourned the death of ace Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, popularly known as Masterji and Mother of Dance.

  • 8:26 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

  • 8:24 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

  • 8:23 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Riteish Dekhmukh tweeted, "Rest in Peace Saroj Khan ji. This loss is immeasurable for the industry & film lovers.Having choreographed more than 2000 songs she single handedly changed the landscape of how songs were shot. I had the pleasure of being Choerographed by her in Aladin. One tick off my bucketlist"

  • 8:21 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Genelia Deshmukh and Soni Razdan share heartfelt posts

    Actress Genelia Deshmukh tweeted, "RIP Saroji ... I thank God I got a chance to be choreographed by you.. Prayers and Strength to the Family.." On the other hand, Soni Razdan said, "Oh nooooo Saroj jee.. Always such an inspiration and what a brilliant choreographer ! RIP"

     

  • 8:19 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Remo D'Souza says it's a huge loss

    Choreographer and filmmaker Remo D'Souza mourns the loss, says ""#RIP SAROJI YOU WILL BE MISSED .... big loss to dance fraternity" 

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Akshay Kumar on Saroj Khan: She made dance look easy

    Akshay Kumar mourns Saroj Khan's death, "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"

  • 7:57 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Actress Manisha Koirala tweeted, "This is a sad news early in morning..since childhood I was trained in indian classical dance..it was she who taught me film dance once I joined films..(which I had zero knowlage of). A tough task master and a great one!! #RIPSarojKhan JI"

  • 7:56 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

  • 7:36 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Sunil Grover expresses grief over Saroj Khan's death

  • 7:18 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Vivek Agnihotri mourns the loss

    Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri tweeted, "OMG. Woke up to this terrible news of Saroj Khan passing away. A master of her art. Always received her unconditional love. Had the opportunity to work with her in Billo Rani song from Goal. May God give her soul peace. RIP."

  • 6:33 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Nimrat Kaur shares a heartfelt tweet for Saroj Khan

    Actress Nimrat Kaur mourned the death of Saroj Khan and tweeted, "Saroj ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that defined an era with her iconic work. May her loved ones find strength and courage at this terrible hour. There’ll never be another... #RIPSarojKhan #Legend"

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