Mumbai: Legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan died due to cardiac attack. Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital at Bandra Mumbai on June 20 following breathing complaints, she took her last breath at 1.52 am early on Friday.
Saroj Khan had severe diabetes and related illness. She 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.
Earlier, on June 17 Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital as she complained 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.
Looking after her career she had choreographed more than 2000 songs. She 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).
She last choreographed Madhuri Dixit in the song Tabaah Ho Gaye from Karan Johar’s production Kalank in 2019.