Suresh Raina mourns demise of ace choreographer, calls it ‘loss of creative mind’

Team India cricketer Suresh Raina has expressed his thoughts on the sad demise of legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan on Friday (July 3).

The veteran choreographer died due to cardiac arrest at approximately 2:30 AM aged 71, her nephew Manish Jagwani confirmed to PTI.

Taking to social media, Raina paid his tribute towards Saroj Khan and said its a ‘huge loss of a creative mind that contributed so much with her art’.

“we have lost such a prominent choreographer #Sarojkhan ji. It’s such a huge loss of a creative mind that contributed so much with her art! May her soul Rest in Peace Folded hands .. Om Shanti,” Raina’s tweet read.

Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak hospital in Bandra on Saturday after complaining of breathlessness at 1:52 AM early on Friday.

She had tested negative for coronavirus and was last reported to be recovering well. Saroj Khan was suffering from diabetes and complications due to the same.

While admitted to the hospital, a source told PTI, “She is fine now and recovering. She had breathing issues and was taken to hospital for that. Her Covid test was done which turned out negative. She doesn’t have any symptoms. She is likely to be discharged in a day or two.”

She is survived by her husband B. Sohanlal, son Hamid Khan and daughters Hina Khan and Sukyna Khan. The three-time National Award winner had worked closely with Madhuri Dixit-Nene in Bollywood.

On the work front, Saroj Khan has some renowned songs like Madhuri Dixit’s ‘Dola Re Dola’, ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Chane Ke Khet Mein’ and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s ‘Yeh Ishq Haaye’ to her credit. Working with Bollywood for over four decades with over 2000 songs, Saroj Khan had last choreographed Madhuri in ‘Kalank’ song ‘Tabah Ho Gaye’.