Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on July 3, 2020. The devastating news created a void in the film industry. She was fondly known as Masterji among film circles and has choreographed popular songs in Telugu and Hindi.
In an illustrious career spanning for over four decades, Saroj Khan composed dance moves for close to 2000 songs and won the National Award three times for popular Bollywood films, Devdas, Sringaram and Jab We Met. Saroj Khan also worked with Tollywood biggies like Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh Daggubati and has also choreographed for songs in Daddy, Choodalani Vundi and a couple of other films in Telugu.
Actors Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Hansika Motwani, Tamannaah Bhatia and more took to their respective social media handles and mourned Saroj Khan’s untimely passing.
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.
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) July 3, 2020
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) July 3, 2020
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.
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) July 3, 2020
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 💔 pic.twitter.com/z9uAQJOhX6
— Priyamani Raj (@priyamani6) July 3, 2020
We lose another legend. Our childhood wouldn’t have been the same without your hatke dance moves. You are among the stars! RIP maam. Dance your way through. https://t.co/NwV5Uk9Lzt
— Lakshmi Manchu (@LakshmiManchu) July 3, 2020
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) July 3, 2020
Saroj Khan Master… The Secret Behind Several Superstars Sucess and memorable blockbuster songs is No More…
May her soul rest in peace🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/1jjGJ2NchH
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) July 3, 2020
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Did many films with the inimitable Saroj ji. An institution in herself!! She was one of the few dance directors who blended dance with emotion so beautifully. She brought out the total woman in you when she made you perform!! Will miss you Saroj ji ♥️♥️♥️ Sending love and light to her soul and strength to all her family and loved ones🙏🙏🙏
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) July 3, 2020
We, at Telugu Filmnagar, pray for the departed soul to rest in peace!