Saroj Khan Passes Away: Farewell, Masterji

The legendary choreographer was ailing since the last few days.


In extremely tragic news that’s coming in, we have learnt that legendary choreographer Saroj Khan is no more. She died of a cardiac arrest at 1.52am. After the loss of Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Wajid Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput, this is another terrible setback to the film industry. We have lost an icon.

Saroj Khan was ailing since last week. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai, with kidney and cardiac issues. A pacemaker had been inserted, and there was a sepsis condition which had kept her health delicate these past few days.

An absolute master of her craft, she redefined the way grace was portrayed, in an illustrious career that started in the eighties. Whether it was Sridevi or Madhuri Dixit, it was Saroj Khan’s moves that imprinted them in the public imagination. With an oeuvre that spanned from Mr India, Nagina, Chandni, to Tezaab, Mohra, Baazigar, Darr and Devdas, she gave vision to some of the most memorable song sequences of the last four decades.

Fondly called Masterji, she was photographed extensively by iconic photographer Dayanita Singh, in a one-of-its kind project of the same name—the only choreographer in Hindi cinema whose process has been extensively documented.

Today, all we have are visuals, the photographs of her making the biggest stars dance to her tunes, and the remarkable songs that were born from the same.

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