You used to say, “Dance jo hei wo chehre pe dikhna chahiye”!
You used to say, “Agar peir nahin chalein toh face chalaao.”
You made the dance look so easy that nearly anyone could follow it, especially people like me who love dancing but aren’t a trained dancer. You have taught people like me “ what way” to express ourselves through dancing.
Dear Sarojji, today, you have left us, and I am in a miserable situation! I cannot express my emotions in just a few words, and I cannot explain how much you have inspired and encouraged an n-number of people like me who love dancing. Trust me, I have followed all your songs and the documentary produced by PSBT and Films Division of India. The Saroj Khan Story really touched my heart.
Unfortunately, we have lost one more jewel in this year following Sushant. I think, and I accept the fact as true that we won’t get any artists like her again, at least in our generation. You made all of us, particularly the entire Bollywood industry, dance to your iconic tunes! Your iconic and exceptional dance steps enthused people like me a lot and whenever I get a choice to dance… I danced to your songs most of the time! Well, that’s enormous and invaluable, and your heritage lives on!
Trust me, whenever I think of dance, being a non-trained dancer, it is you whose name comes to my mind. This is only because the sort of elegance, the character, the way of different expressions, the aptitude to make a specific song into a lively one just by your facial expressions, it cannot be done by others.
You have given us numerous gems, your stringency for excellence will stay with us forever because I always trailed your work, I still remember watching your show ‘Nachle Ve’.
Your incredible way of expressing yourself through dance moves, your expressions, your treasured words and direction taught the world how to dance with all your heart.
Nirmala Nagpal, later known as Saroj Khan, you started your career as a background dancer and got recognition with your works with 2 legends Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. You were the first female choreographer in Bollywood and the winner of three National Awards, and certainly, your journey is inspiring.
There can never be another Saroj Khan, on no occasion. This damage is infinite for the Bollywood industry and dance lovers, and your songs will make us remember you forever and ever.