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Salman Khan bids a teary adieu to his choreographer

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6 November,2014: One night in December 1988, a young Salman Khan was driving to his Bandra residence from Worli when he saw a man on the road, bleeding profusely, with an overturned scooter lying nearby. The actor rushed him to Bandra’s Bhabha Hospital where the gnash on his head was stitched up. The man was Jay Borade.

Neither knew it but the duo was to meet the next day for the rehearsals of Maine Pyaar Kiya, Sooraj Barjatya’s directorial debut with Salman in the lead. The songs were choreographed by Jay who went on to work with Salman in Baaghi, Sanam Bewafa, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! (for which he won a National Award) and Hum Saath Saath Hain.

“The night my father died, November 3, Salman met me on the steps of Mount Mary Church. Together we went to the hospital where they had met years ago,” recalls Jay’s choreographer son Vicky.

Jay was diagnosed with urinal bladder cancer in January and was admitted to a hospital in Borivli. In July, his health deteriorated. “I was all alone and so I called Salman,” says Vicky. Salman immediately put his personal doctor on the case and Jay was shifted to Bombay Hospital where he underwent a surgery. Salman took care of the expenses. The operation was successful and Jay was discharged. But on Diwali there was a complication and he couldn’t eat anything. ” I rushed him to a hospital in Bandra where he passesd away,” recalls Vicky.

In 2007, his brother Girish, Sooraj Barjatya’s assistant director, had suffered a fatal heart-attack. A few months later, his mother died, leaving Vicky to look after his ailing father, who despite his frail health, continued to take up work. Jay’a last film was Kahin Hain Mera Pyaar (2013).

After his father’s death Vicky sent Salman a message. He delayed his Goa trip and immediately dashed down. “He drove with me in the ambulance, tear-eyed because his Masterji was no more,” recalls Vicky.

Source:The Times of India

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