Bollywood's legendary choreographer Saroj Khan passed away at the age of 71 in a Mumbai hospital today (3 July). Her daughter Sukaina Khan released the sad news to the media.

The film fraternity is mourning the loss of the veteran choreographer who boasts at least 2,000 songs in her 40-year career. Surprisingly, Saroj Khan stepped into Bollywood as an actress, appearing on-screen for the first time in 'Nazarana'.

Later, she became a background dancer and learned the craft from dance director B. Sohanlal before becoming a choreographer. The star first got into the limelight after choreographing for the Queen of Bollywood Sridevi herself in the hit film Mr. India for the song 'Hawa Hawai'.

Her famous collaboration with Madhuri Dixit in the 1990s gave many hit dance numbers that are still famous even today: 'Ek Do Teen', 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga', and 'Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai'.

Saroj Khan has won many awards and accolades for her work in films like Devdas, Jab We Met, Guru, to name a few. Her last known work is also with Madhuri Dixit in the film Kalank that released in 2019.

Despite her passing, her legacy as one of the most iconic choreographers in India will live on. At one point, she was also known as "The Mother of Dance/Choreography in India".

She is survived by her second husband Sardar Roshan Khan and three children. May her soul rest in peace.

Source: The Indian Express
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