Death is never easy, it is suffocating, painful and very devastating. As a fan, one can never be too close to a celebrity, even if many of us may consider them as our safe spaces or idols. That doesn’t ever take away from the fact that even the passing of a favorite celebrity would hurt any less than losing a dear friend. In addition to all the things this year took from us, here’s a list of Bollywood celebrities India lost in 2020.
1. Jagdeep Born Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey, Jagdeep (his stage name) worked in over 400 films and made his mark as an hilarious comedian. He began his life as a child actor portraying small roles here and there, until he landed the film Hum Panchi Ek Daal Ke that won him critical acclamation. After completing certain movies that landed him the leading man roles, he found love in comedy after the release of Bramhachari.
He passed away at the age of 81, safe in the confines of his Mumbai abode on the 8th of July due to age related problems.
2. Saroj Khan
Saroj Khan was known in Bollywood as one of the most talented choreographers of our time, with artists like Madhuri Dixit considering her as their guru. She specialized in the dance form of Mujra, one she taught and critically won acclaimed awards for her choreographies. She was married to her teacher in Mujra when she was only 13 and he was 43 with almost 4 other children and the couple separated after she came to know. Saroj Khan has battled with the loss of her 8-month infant baby child who she lost to certain health conditions. She happens to be India’s first Female Bollywood Choreographer. Her breakthrough happened while she worked as an independent choreographer with Sridevi for a song in the 1987 hit Mr.India and later Madhuri Dixit in the hit song Ek Do Teen. Saroj Khan died on 3rd of July through a sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 71. She had won a National Film Award for her choreography in the 2007 hit Jab We Met and Sringaram, along with five Filmfare awards for her choreographies in Guru, Lagaan, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas, all blockbuster hits.