Veteran Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan has died at the age of 71.
She died from a cardiac arrest at Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai on Friday, July 3, Narendra Sharma, one of her doctors, told CNN.
Khan had been suffering from diabetes and was undergoing dialysis, Sharma said, adding that she was battling an infection, which eventually led to cardiac arrest.
Khan had twice been tested for Covid-19 but both tests were negative, Sharma added.
Her last rites will be performed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai later today.
Saroj Khan is credited with choreographing more than 2,000 songs, including “Dola Re Dola” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas”, “Ek Do Teen” from Madhuri Dixit-starrer “Tezaab” and “Ye Ishq Haaye” from “Jab We Met” in 2007.
She was also a mentor to some of Bollywood’s famous stars, having worked alongside late performer Sridevi in several titles, including “Mr. India,” ” Chandni” and “Lamhe,” and Bollywood veteran Madhuri Dixit.
Several stars including Filmmaker Kunal Kohli and Madhuri Dixit have taken to social media to pay tribute to Khan.