Famed Bollywood dance choreographer Saroj Khan passes away

Saroj Khan, one of India’s most celebrated dance choreographers, has died at the age of 71.

Khan had an illustrious career that stretched four decades, and choreographed some of Bollywood’s most iconic and popular songs.

Her career took off in the late 1980s, when she worked on a slew of hit numbers with leading stars like Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi.

Khan died of cardiac arrest in hospital in Mumbai city, local media reported.

She was admitted to hospital last month after she complained of breathlessness, Indian media reports said. She tested negative for Covid-19.

Messages of condolence have been poring in from Bollywood celebrities ever since the news of Khan’s death were reported.