Legendary Bollywood choreographer, Saroj Khan, who was fondly known as the Mother of Dance, passed away earlier this year but her unforgettable charm lives on.
The late choreographer’s daughter, Sukaina Nagpal recently opened up about her mother’s demise.
She also revealed how Khan’s birth anniversary (November 22) evoked mixed feelings as it was also her daughter’s birthday, who has turned five.
‘It was a day of mixed feelings’
“Mummy would have been 72 if she had been alive today. It was a day of mixed feelings. It was also my daughter Aaliya’s birthday, who was born five years ago,” Sukaina told The Times of India.
“She wants to know where her naani disappeared from the hospital but since she’s just five, I somehow yet don’t want to tell her the harsh truth.”
Sukaina revealed how they celebrated Khan’s birth anniversary
To commemorate Khan’s 72nd birth anniversary, Sukaina was accompanied by a few family members as they visited her grave and offered flowers, and distributed food to some poor people.
“I and a few other family members went to my mother’s grave yesterday, offered flowers and then distributed food to quite a few poor people,” Sukaina shared.
Here’s what Sukaina has been telling her daughter about Khan
Sukaina revealed that her daughter Aaliya has been asking about her grandmother’s whereabouts.
She, however, has not been able to tell her the truth.
“Every time including my husband’s parents, who stay in Dubai, tell her that she has gone for a holiday followed by a few shoots and will return in a few days’ time,” she said.
The family earlier traveled to Dubai on Khan’s birthday
Sukaina said, “We used to go to Dubai as my in-laws stay there, and Mummy (Khan) used to join us.”
She also revealed that they used to get only one cake for both Khan and Aaliya.
Talking about this year’s celebrations, Sukaina said, “I just ordered a cake and gift and told Aaliya that your naani has sent you these.”
Khan passed away in July this year
The legendary choreographer passed away on July 3, this year.
Khan, fondly addressed as “Masterji” by celebrities, died in Mumbai at the age of 71.
She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20, after which her condition deteriorated.
Many stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Madhuri Dixit, and Farah Khan paid tributes to her.
Khan directed Sridevi, Madhuri’s moves in several hit tracks
Khan started her career as a child artist, when she was just three years old.
In her decades-long career, she directed late Sridevi and actor Madhuri Dixit in some iconic songs such as Hawa Hawai and Ek Do Teen, among others.
Her last few choreography projects included the films Kalank and Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.