Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away at the age of 71 today (July 3, 2020) due to cardiac arrest, at Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai. Fondly known as Masterji, Khan was known for choreographing some of the most iconic songs in Bollywood like 'Ek Do Teen', 'Dhak Dhak', 'Dola Re Dola' and many more.
When the news of Saroj Khan's demise broke out, many B-town celebrities took to their respective Twitter handles to offer their heartfelt condolences.
The superstar tweeted, "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 🙏🏻."
The choreographer-turned-director wrote, "Rest in peace Sarojji.. u were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs 🙏🏻 #SarojKhan."
Rakul Preet Singh
"2020 please don't give any more bad news . So sad to hear about #SarojKhan ma'am . Always dreamt of doing atleast one song Choreographed by her. Your grace and contribution to indian cinema shall always be remembered. May your soul RIP. Strength to the family," wrote the actress.
The Lunchbox actress wrote, "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."
"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," posted the Housefull actor on his Twitter page.
Subhash Ghai tweeted, "AN ERA HAS GONE absolutely my personal loss. an integral part of our Mukta arts family-my strong partner in grooming stars like Madhuri Meenaxi Manisha n ashwarya 🙏🏽 Master of masters Saroj Khan will live in history of choreography of Indian cinema indeed. Bye JAAN. RIP."
The Ishq Vishq actress tweeted, My first choreographer in Bollywood our "Master Ji" I was lucky to begin with the best dance Guru!! As petrified I was of Her strictness for perfection, Her golden compliments stay with me forever. May She find greater happiness in the Higher World #SarojKhan."
The Golmaal actor tweeted, "Being a Technician's son, I've always known that cinema is as much about a behind-the-scenes person as it is about actors. RIP Saroj ji. You were an institution; your craft inimitable. Condolences to your family 🙏."
"Saroj ji was an institution in herself. She has inspired so many choreographers, dancers, actors and directors to reach excellence in their work with her own gift of genius. Her art and legacy will live on forever. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans 🙏," wrote Anushka Sharma.