Saroj Khan Demise: From Akshay Kumar to Remo D'Souza, celebs pay tribute to Bollywood’s mother of dance
71-year-old veteran choreographer Saroj Khan breathed her last on early Friday, July 3. Bollywood’s mother of dance died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai at 1:52 am. Her daughter Sukanya confirmed the devastating news of choreographer’s demise. I was on 20th June Saroj was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital, Bandra after complaining of breathlessness. She had tested negative of COVID-19.
It was said that she is recovering under is going through dialysis and might soon get discharged, however, now we receive such awful news. As soon as this news broke out Bollywood celebs and choreographers took to their social media handle to pay their last respect to Saroj.
Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter and wrote, 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.”
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 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 3, 2020
Remo D’Souza also took to his Twitter handle and shared a heartwarming pic wherein he can be seen hugging Saroj. He wrote, “#RIP Saroji you will be missed..big loss to dance fraternity….”
Here have a look at a series of tweets:
Rest in peace Saroj ji 🙏🙏— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) July 3, 2020
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— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 3, 2020
Really sad to hear that Saroj Khan ji is no more between us. Her Grace , her simplicity her iconic moves and her legacy are immortalised. My condolences with Raju sir, and entire family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻 #RipSarojKhan— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) July 3, 2020
RIP Saroji ... I thank God I got a chance to be choreographed by you.. Prayers and Strength to the Family..#SarojKhan— Genelia Deshmukh (@geneliad) July 3, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/RD4QSC2TT6— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) July 3, 2020
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 #Masterji pic.twitter.com/EffYUvX7Ca— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) July 3, 2020
Saroj added her charm to many popular and iconic songs of Bollywood by choreographing it such as Hawa Hawai, Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak, Dola Re Dola and the list goes on. Recently, after a span of long years, she choreographed Madhuri Dixit for song Tabaah Hogye from Kalank (2019).