Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Death : late, Kathak-Guru Pandit Birju Maharaj

The late Pandit Birju Maharaj. He was 83 years old. According to the family, Kathak Legend has died of a heart attack. The legendary narrator died at his home in Delhi last night.

It is learned that Birju Maharaj was playing with his grandson on Sunday night. At that time his health suddenly deteriorated. He fainted. He was rushed to Saket Hospital in Delhi. The doctor declared him dead there.Pandit Birju Maharaj

A few days ago, Pandit Birju Maharaj was suffering from kidney disease. He was undergoing dialysis.

He Born on February 4, 1938 in Lucknow. The real name is Brijmohan Mishra. In Kathak dance, the artist of Lucknow genre became known as Pandit Birju Maharaj. His father and guru Achchan Maharaj, two uncles Shambhu Maharaj and Lachchu Maharaj are also famous Kathak-artists.

Birju Maharaj received the Padma Bhushan in 1983. Received Sangeet Natak Academy Award and Kalidas Samman. Birju Maharaj won the National Award for Film Choreography in “Vishwaroopam”.

He has worked with Satyajit Ray in “Shataranj Ki Khiladi”. In Bollywood, Birju Maharaj’s choreography catches the eye in films like “Devdas”, “Bajirao Mastani”, “Umrao Jaaner”. Disciples and followers called him Panditji or sometimes Maharajji.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the passing away of legendary kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj.

President Ramnath Kobind wrote, ‘The death of the legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj is the end of an era. This created a deep void in Indian music and culture. He became a legend, making an invaluable contribution to popularizing Kathak in the court of the world. Condolences to his family and fans.

The Prime Minister also tweeted on the same day, ‘Deeply saddened by the death of Pandit Birju Maharaj, who gave the Indian dance industry unique recognition around the world. His departure is an irreparable loss to the entire industrial world. My condolences to his family and fans in this moment of mourning. Om Shanti. ‘

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