Saroj Khan, ace Bollywood choreographer, who was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 17, is dead.
Ace Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra, Mumbai on June 20, is dead. Saroj Khan, who was admitted with breathing complaints died of cardiac arrest at 1.52 am early on Friday. Saroj Khan, the legendary choreographer, had severe diabetes and related illness. She had tested negative for coronavirus. She was 71. Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.
Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra in Mumbai on June 17 after complaining of breathing issues. Her daughter Sukyna Khan informed that her mother has tested negative for Covid-19 and, said that the breathlessness was caused due to cold. Furthermore, she added that Saroj Khan is likely to be discharged from the hospital in the next two to three days.
The three-time National Award winner had choreographed some of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema.
The mandatory COVID-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result.
“She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” Ms Khan’s nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.
Saroj Khan was in the hospital since June 17 after she complained of breathing difficulties. She had tested negative for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).”She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital,” her nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.
Tributes poured in for the ace choreographer. Akshay Kumar wrote on Friday, “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.”