Saroj Khan Death Anniversary: When Madhuri Dixit broke down remembering her mentor

Legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away last year at the age of 71 in Mumbai.

Published on: 3 July 2021 9:48 AM GMT
Saroj Khan Death Anniversary: When Madhuri Dixit broke down remembering her mentor

A year back on July 03, the Bollywood industry woke up to the extremely sad news of ace choreographer Saroj Khan's demise. The film fraternity was left in shock with the news. The Indian dance choreographer passed away due to a cardiac arrest and her death sent a wave of grief across the nation. Her fans and celebrities from the industry paid a heartfelt tribute to Saroj Khan and expressed gratitude for her memorable contribution to Indian cinema.

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Saroj Khan was reportedly rushed to the hospital on June 20, 2020, after she suffered from breathlessness. She was initially feared to have contracted COVID-19 but was cleared soon after she tested negative. Veteran Bollywood choreographer passed away due to a cardiac arrest on July 03. Her nephew Manish Jagwani informed the same to the news agency PTI. Fondly known as 'Masterji' by many, she left for heavenly abode at the age of 71.

In her journey, Saroj Khan worked with all A-listers stars in Bollywood. Amongst the mourners was Saroj's 'favourite' student Madhuri Dixit. Madhuri's sheer hard work won Saroj's heart in no time. To name a few, the duo teamed up and gave spectacular performances to the audience on the songs 'Ek Do Teen', 'Dola Re Dola', 'Tabaah Ho Gaye'. While Saroj was known for her strict approach, she never shied away from praising her favourite student in public on several occasions.

Madhuri Dixit surely misses her mentor Saroj Khan now and then. On Dance Deewane 3, she broke down remembering masterji after a performance honouring her and Saroj Khan was held at the show.

Madhuri was thankful to the late choreographer for teaching her impeccable skills. Madhuri added that she learnt-- expressions, movements, dancing skills from her. Saroj Khan also taught her how to look presentable in front of the camera, to which Madhuri will always be grateful. The 'Gulaab Gang' star also recalled Saroj's tough journey and how she established a bold place for herself in the film industry at a time when it was dominated by male choreographers.

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Saroj Khan's sad demise has left a void in Bollywood that can never be filled. Her amazing body of work will always keep her legacy alive in the heart of her favourite student Madhuri Dixit.

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