‘Adieu Masterji’: Ace Choreographer Saroj Khan Passes Away At 71, Tributes Pour In 

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‘Adieu Masterji’: Ace Choreographer Saroj Khan Pas

Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan passed away at the age of 71 on Friday. After complaining of breathing problems, Saroj Khan had been admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra on June 20 but ultimately succumbed to her illness.

Khan choreographed more than two thousand songs in her nearly four-decade-long career and also got big actors to dance to her tune. Many actresses including Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai got recognition from many famous songs choreographed by Saroj Khan.

Before appearing in films Khan was a background dancer. Popularly known as ‘Master Ji’ in Bollywood, Khan has worked in superhit films like Mr. India, Chandni, Tezaab, and Beta in her career. She has been honoured with three National Awards for choreography.

In 2003, Khan was awarded the National Award for the song 'Dola Re Dola' from the movie 'Devdas', for all the songs of the 2006 film 'Srinagaram' and in 2008, 'Jab We Met', 'Yeh Ishq Haye'. Saroj Khan's career’s last film in which she choreographed her most loved actress Madhuri Dixit was recently released film ‘Kalank’.

Saroj Khan's real name was Nirmala Nagpal and was trained under the guidance of famous 1950s choreographer B. Sohanlal. Later she married Sohan Lal, who was 30 years older than him. The entire Hindi film industry is mourning the death of their beloved 'Master Ji'. 

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