She had contributed to the success of many films and also the careers of many artists
Saroj Khan the uncrowned Queen of Choreography left for heavenly abode, she was 71. She was having breathing complaints, and died of cardiac arrest at 1:52 AM IST early on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, The legendary choreographer had severe diabetes and related illness, and had tested negative for COVID-19. She was laid to rest at Malad Qabrastan.
In a career spanning over four decades, Saroj Khan choreographed over 2,000 songs and was partly responsible to making the careers of many artists in the Indian film industry including Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, her choreography instilled magic in the song numbers and made the viewers dance with joy.
Saroj Khan, who started working as a background dancer at the age of three, got her first break as a freelance choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. The three-time winner of the National Award has been credited with choreography for over 2000 songs, including iconic numbers such as Hawa Hawai from Mr India (1987), Ek Do Teen from Tezaab (1988), Dhak Dhak Karne Laga from Beta (1992) and Dola Re Dola from Devdas (2002).
The last time she choreographed Madhuri Dixit on the song Tabaah Ho Gaye from the Karan Johar Kalank production in 2019.
2020 has seen a lot of stalwarts of the Hindi film industry departing from this world.