Sunday, August 9, 2020

Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71

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Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Mumbai. She was 71.

Saroj was admitted to the hospital last month after she complained of breathlessness, Indian media reports said. She tested negative for Covid-19.

"She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital," Saroj Khan's nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.

In a career spanning over four decades, Saroj choreographed more than 2,000 songs.

The list includes many unforgettable performances, including 'Hawa Hawai' from 'Mr India'(1987), 'Ek Do Teen' from Madhuri Dixit-starrer 'Tezaab'(1988), 'Dola Re Dola' from 'Devdas'(2002), and 'Ye Ishq Haaye' from 'Jab We Met' in 2007.

Her last work was the song 'Tabaah Ho Gaye' from 'Kalank' (2019) which was filmed on Madhuri.

As the sad news broke, tributes started pouring in from the Indian film industry:

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