Saroj Khan’s daughter Sukaina reveals late choreographer was cremated with her own money
Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan passed away on July 3 due to a cardiac arrest. She was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she complained of breathing issues. After a few days, she took her last breath. She was 71. Saroj Khan was cremated in Malad.
In an interview with Navbharat Times, Saroj Khan’s youngest daughter Sukaina revealed how Saroj was cremated with her own money. She said, “After my mother’s funeral, it was time to pay the cemetery. In an absolute hurry, my husband and I forgot to keep the money. The car and driver were also not nearby. Then suddenly, I checked my purse and found three thousand rupees. Coincidentally, that money belonged to mom. She had given it for some work before the lockdown. She was so self-sufficient that she also gave the money for her coffin before passing away.”
Sukaina also said that her mother never used to bargain with the poor. “Whenever mom used to come home, she used to bring fruits. Once she went to get fruits herself and was charged more than its worth. I asked her driver that mom used to get fruits from here, to this he replied, yes and revealed she never bargained. I then asked mom that the fruit seller takes more money, why don’t you negotiate, to which she said, ‘He is poor. The poor should never lose money; he also has to run a family. If he does not rob me, whom will he rob?’”, she said.
Saroj Khan was a gem of a person and may her soul rest in peace.