Mumbai: Jay Borade was the first choreographer to win a National Award for Sooraj Barjatya’s blockbuster film Hum Aapke Hain Kaun. Borade, 77, breathed his last on Sunday night. leaving behind a huge body of work.
Jay, who had retired years ago, suffered a serious injury a couple of months ago and was battling for life. His good friend Salman, who calls Jay his favourite choreographer, learnt about his critical condition and immediately shifted him to a better hospital and got his surgery done.
Jay has choreographed the superstar in films such as Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Baaghi and Hum Saath Saath Hai. Salman tweeted saying, “My favorite choreographer no more . Mpk , hahk , baggi , hum saat saat . Enjoy the songs n make his soul rest in peace . Enjoy this eve.”
Bhupendra Sayan, general secretary of Indian Film Dance Directors Association (IFDDA) said, “He was the first choreographer to get a National Award and is famous for his work with Salman and Rajshri productions. Yesterday, in the evening we came to know about his death and it was a shock because he was discharged after the treatment and was recovering well.”
Salman ensured that his personal doctor took care of Jay’s medical requirements. Bhupendra said, “Salman was paying for his treatment and after he was discharged there were some other complications. It was very kind of Salman to do what he did. We also helped Jay for his treatment.”
When the actor learnt about the demise of Jay he left everything and rushed back to Mumbai. “I was not aware of this but Jay’s son Vickey told me that Salman was in the hospital last night. In the journey from the hospital to morgue, Salman was sitting in the ambulance with Vickey and he was there till late night,” Bhupendra added. According to Jay’s colleagues, he was a jovial person who made people laugh....