Renowned Indian choreographer, who was behind many successful songs that a lot of Hindi movie fans in Malaysia grew up grooving to, has died.
Saroj Khan, 71, who has choreographed famous actors such as Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Sri Devi and more, died at a hospital in Mumbai, Astro Awani
Gone too soon
She reportedly suffered a heart attack before passing away, according to the news report.
She was reportedly rushed to the hospital the hospital last month when she complained of difficulty breathing, but tested negative for COVID-19.
Born Nirmala Nagpal in 1948, Khan became a child actor at just three years old. She then started working as background dancer in the 1950s and moved on to become an assistant choreographer before becoming one of the most celebrated choreographer in India.
In the four decades she's been a choreographer, she has directed almost 2,000 songs featuring some of India's biggest stars. She was also one of the first women to become a choreographer in India and paved way for many others to break through the glass ceiling.
Some of her more famous work includes those in movies such as Devdas, Taal, Darr, Baazigar, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Pardes, Veer-Zaara, Don, Saawariya, Lagaan and Kalank.
Rest in peace, Saroj Khan. We are pretty sure the fans will miss your choreography.