In yet another heartbreaking news, veteran choreographer Saroj Khan breathed her last at the age of 72 on July 3. She died of cardiac arrest and was reportedly suffering from severe diabetes and age-related illness. The unfortunate demise of 'Masterji', as she was fondly addressed by the industry, sent the television industry into mourning.
Ronit Roy, on Instagram, wrote, "Terribly saddened by the news of your passing. May your beautiful soul R.I.P. My heart felt condolences Raju bhai and to the entire family."
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Arjun Bijlani shared a picture with Saroj Khan and wrote, "The woman who made the stars stars and dance like stars. I’m Glad I shared the stage with you in this lifetime. RIP . Prayers"
"Shocked to know the sad demise of Saroj khan ji. An era comes to an end with her. Rest in peace," tweeted Sunil Grover.
Shocked to know the sad demise of Saroj khan ji. An era comes to an end with her. Rest in peace.
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) July 3, 2020
Maniesh Paul on Instagram wrote, "Saroj ma’am you will be missed...RIP..."
Shweta Tiwari, Sayantani Ghosh and Melvin Louis also offered condolences.
This is so heartbreaking RIP the Queen of grace and expressions , Saroj ji I was blessed to receive a winners trophy from you once , I touched your feet to seek your blessings and that moment is one of my best memories and is saved fresh as if it happened recently . Thank you for everything master ji , your work spoke wonders and volumes . Thank you for starting the fire for us dancers and choreographers . You were amazing to pull off so much creativity in Bollywood with your passion, grit and grace and you continued to do so for the longest time you never let age dim your shine ever you were always as charming to watch at work and stood unmatchable. Your passion has insipired generations of us dancers and choreographers . You revolutionised so much in trends that helped lay path for so many . We are grateful to you We will miss you but we will continue to inspire ourselves with your work and your choreographies . There can never be another Saroj Ji for us . Thank you for setting benchmarks so high up there that we still struggle to match up when we create . There was just one and only one of you and there can never be another one like you ever . I pray for your soul to be at peace and you will be missed immensely . I will reminisce and always reach out to your work for insipiration , thank you RIP Saroj Ji ♥ . . #RIPSarojJi
Was a dream come true n honor to have met u ,to dance in front of you .. spent a span of about 2/3 months with you as we did a reality show together ..will cherish all the moments we spent , all the love you gave me forever .. still remember u liked one of my dances so much that u asked my maa "Kya khake janam diya tha "?? ...I was ecstatic n how !!! learnt so much from you ... you inspired me n many to dance ,inspired us with your life's journey . witnessing u dance and express was invaluable n beautiful ..those notes signed by you as a blessing are precious ,shall cherish them always .. Rest In Peace masterji ... #rip #ripsarojkhan .. ur a legend .. The world of dance won't the same without you but u will forever live in our hearts ♥.....