Choreographer Saroj Khan no more, dies of cardiac arrest in Mumbai
Mumbai : Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at 1.52 am early on Friday. She was 71 years old.
Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 20 after she complained of breathlessness. She had diabetes and related illness, the ace choreographer had tested negative for coronavirus.
Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.
Her daughter informed that she was not having coronavirus infection and she was facing breathing issues due to cold.
In a career spanning more than four decades, Saroj Khan choreographed more than 2000 songs.
Saroj Khan, who began working as a background dancer at the age of three, got her first break as an independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam in 1974. The three-time National Award winner has been credited with choreographing 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).