Legendary choreographer Saroj Khan passed away today (July 3) due to cardiac arrest at the age of 71 in Mumbai's Guru Nanak Hospital. The dance master was fondly known as Masterji in the industry. Saroj Khan had choreographed some of the most iconic songs like 'Ek Do Teen', 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga', 'Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhein', 'Dola Re Dola', 'Maar Daala' and many more.
She had worked with some of the legendary actresses like Sridevi, Rekha, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol, Juhi Chawla and so on. Saroj Khan is survived by her husband B Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan.
Saroj Khan aka Masterji's demise has not only affected Bollywood, but also South celebrities, as they took to their respective Twitter handles to mourn her death.
"Saddened to hear about the demise of ace choreographer #SarojKhan... Her timeless classics will continue to inspire generations to come. The end of an era... Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones. RIP Saroj Khan."
"Woke up to the heartbreaking news of the legendary choreographer #SarojKhan's demise. Her iconic dance moves inspired me at a very young age. Rest in peace Saroj Ji You are truly irreplaceable."
"Every actors dream is to dance under your tutelage. RIP #SarojKhan ma'am you will be thoroughly missed."
"Very saddened to hear the passing of #SarojKhan or masterji as we call her fondly. A talented creator made dancing so effortless ,worked with her in Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai, in an iconic song, was amazed at how she worked on transforming the actors to her visuals RIP"
"You will be terribly missed master ji!! Was really fortunate to have worked with this legend long back..Thank you for all the wonderful songs you choreographed! #RIPSarojKhan"
"#RestInPeaceSarojKhan ji . I still remember your words of wisdom to me , when you told me "beta be focused and give it your all and you will achieve whatever you want ". Grew up watching your choreography . This year has taken away way to much May your her soul rest in peace."
"Saroj Ji ! A Legendary choreographer no more . She was my 1st choreographer ever in the movie " DADDY " . I have always admired her incredible body of work . A precious & a irreplaceable jewel in Indian Cinema . I bow down my respects for her and my deepest condolences to all the near and dear ones . RIP #Sarojkhan ji 🙏🏽"