- Title: Famous Indian choreographer Saroj Khan, 71, dies of cardiac arrest
- Date: 3rd July 2020
- Summary: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (FILE-APRIL 25, 2014) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) ***WARNING:CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** KHAN DANCING ALONG WITH OTHERS
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- Location: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
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Famed Indian choreographer Saroj Khan died at the age of 71 due to cardiac arrest in India's western Mumbai city on Friday (July 03).
Khan, who has won the prestigious National Award thrice, was undergoing treatment in Guru Nanak Hospital, where she had been admitted since Saturday (June 20) after she complained of breathing issues.
She breathed her last at 2.30 am (2100 GMT), said media reports.
The film fraternity mourned her loss and several stars expressed their condolences on Twitter.
"I'm devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you. My sincere condolences to the family," said Madhuri Dixit Nene in a tweet.
Khan made her debut as an assistant choreographer in 1960 and later became a choreographer with 1974's "Geeta Mera Naam" (Geeta is my name). She has choreographed over 2,000 songs and her collaborations with Bollywood actresses, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sridevi are popular.
"Tezaab,"(acid) "Beta," (son), "Khalnaayak," (villain) "Mr.India," "Nagina" and "Chandni are some of her famous works with Nene and Sridevi. She has also judged three television reality shows.
She is survived by her husband, a son and two daughters.
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