The year 2020 is probably one of the worst years, this generation has ever seen. Bollywood lost Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Wajid Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, and another blow is legendary choreographer Saroj Khan. On July 3, Saroj Khan left the world due to cardiac arrest. She was 71 years old. Saroj Khan started her career at the age of just 3 as a child artist. She started working as a background dancer in the 1950’s. In her 40 years long career, she worked with many legendary actors and actresses and gave many chartbuster songs. She gave the new definition of dance in the industry. The songs like Ek Do Teen, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, Hawa Hawai, Dola Re Dola, and many more.
Saroj Khan also judged many dance reality shows. She cremated in the Malad graveyard. Many Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Suniel Shetty and many more mourn the loss of Saroj Khan. They paid tribute and expressed their sorrow to the legendary choreographer Saroj Ji.
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) 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
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
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
Thank you Saroj ji for nurturing my passion in so many ways. Your legend will remain. Thank you for the love and the magic. R.I.P. There will never be another like you .
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 3, 2020
My first genuine teacher in the film industry. She taught me for hours how to do the ‘dip’ for film dancing. One of the most caring, loving & inspiring persona i have ever met. Will miss you Sarojji. May Allah bless her soul. Thank u for looking after me.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 3, 2020
Sarojji was the first woman to become a chief choreographer in the Indian film industry! I used to dance to so many of her choreographed songs while growing up; trying to match and mimic her choreography that was simply iconic and amazing!
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) July 3, 2020
Atleast I had a chance to dance in your company. I am going to hold on to those memories tight…. real tight.
❤️ we lose another star to the sky. Your songs will make every girl remember you for ever n ever. https://t.co/QWiG0FaP6j
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 3, 2020
Madhuri Dixit-Nene was Saroj Khan’s best student and she has the ability to copy her to perfection. For Saroj Khan, Hrithik Roshan was the perfect dancer and to find a mistake in his dance is impossible. Undoubtedly, she was the legendary choreographer in Bollywood and she is irreplaceable. It is a big loss for Bollywood and also for all the dance lovers. May her soul Rest in Peace. We miss you, Saroj Ji.