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
On February 4, the Kathak maestro would have turned 84 years