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Choreographer Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital

July 03, 2020 09:51 AM

New Delhi, July 3
Choreographer Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hospital on Friday; she was 71. Ms Khan was taken to Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after complaining of breathing trouble. A test for COVID-19 gave a negative result. "She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital, " Saroj Khan's nephew Manish Jagwani told news agency PTI.

Just days ago, family sources said Ms Khan was better and would be discharged soon. The funeral will be held today, as per news agency ANI.

Tributes to Saroj Khan were shared by the film fraternity after her death. "She made dance look easy, " tweeted Akshay Kumar.

Last week, it seemed that Saroj Khan would be home soon from hospital. "She is fine now and recovering. She had breathing issues and was taken to hospital for that. Her COVID-19 test was done which turned out negative. She doesn't have any symptoms. She is likely to be discharged in a day or two, " a family source told PTI.

She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. The mandatory Covid-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result.

"She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2.30 am at the hospital, " Khan's nephew Manish Jagwani told PTI.

In a career spanning over four decades, 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 last choreographed for "Tabaah Hogaye", featuring Madhuri from filmmaker Karan Johar's production "Kalank" in 2019.
- PTI/ ANI

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