Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan has died at the age of 71. She died due to cardiac arrest at approximately 2.30 am, her nephew Manish Jagwani confirmed to PTI. The choreographer was admitted to Guru Nanak hospital in Bandra on Saturday after complaining of breathlessness at 1.52 am early on Friday.


She had tested negative for coronavirus and was last reported to be recovering well. Saroj Khan was suffering from diabetes and complications due to the same. While admitted to the hospital, a source told PTI, “She is fine now and recovering. She had breathing issues and was taken to hospital for that. Her Covid test was done which turned out negative. She doesn’t have any symptoms. She is likely to be discharged in a day or two.”

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She is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan. The three-time National Award winner had worked closely with Madhuri Dixit-Nene in Bollywood.

On the work front, Saroj Khan has some renowned songs like Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Dola Re Dola’, ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Chane Ke Khet Mein’ and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s ‘Yeh Ishq Haaye’ to her credit. Working with Bollywood for over four decades with over 2000 songs, Saroj Khan had last choreographed Madhuri in ‘Kalank’ song ‘Tabah Ho Gaye’.

Ace choreograpgher Saroj Khan passed away after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 71-year-old and had been admitted to the hospital after complaining of breathlessness 1.52 am early on Friday. Saroj Khan’s last rites took place at Malvani in Malad at around 7 am.

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Saroj Khan was admitted to Bandra’s Guru Nanak hospital on Saturday (June 20). While the choreographer was admitted to ICU, she was reportedly recovering well from there. Director Kunal Kohli had confirmed the news on Twitter too. More so, Saroj Khan had tested negative for coronavirus so she was expected to be discharged from the hospital soon.

Khan also suffered from diabetes and its complications. She is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.