Pandit Birju Maharaj Passed Away

Highlights:

  • Pandit Birju Maharaj, a legendary Kathak dancer, has perished on 17 January.
  • Pandit Birju Maharaj, a legendary Kathak dancer, died at the age of 83.
  • He was affectionately known as Pandit-Ji or Maharaj-Ji by his pupils and millions of followers were one of India's best-known artists.
  • He was a winner of the country's second-highest civil award, Padma Vibhushan. Birju Maharaj was a Kathak dancer's descendent, as were his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, as well as his father and master, Acchan Maharaj.
  • Birju Maharaj was a master vocalist who could do Thumri, Dadra, Bhajan, and Ghazal.
  • Five children, three daughters, and two sons, as well as five grandchildren, survive him.
  • He had a kidney problem and had been on dialysis for the past month because of his high blood sugar. 
  • He most likely died of a heart attack.
  • On February 4, the Kathak maestro would have turned 84 years old.