Renowned Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away at 83 due to Cardiac Arrest

Renowned Kathak dancer Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away on Monday morning due to cardiac arrest. Born on 4 February 1938 in Lucknow, Pandit Birju Maharaj breathed his last at the age of 83.
Renowned Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away at 83 due to Cardiac Arrest

Renowned Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away at 89 due to Cardiac Arest

Renowned Kathak dancer Padmavibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away on Monday morning due to cardiac arrest. Born on 4 February 1938 in Lucknow, Pandit Birju Maharaj breathed his last at the age of 83. His grandson Swaransh Mishra gave this information on social media. There is a wave of mourning among the artists of Indian music and Bollywood due to the news of his death.

On the death of legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj, his granddaughter Ragini Maharaj told the media that he was undergoing treatment for the past month. Last night he ate food with my hands. Meanwhile, he had trouble breathing and we took him to the hospital, but he could not be saved.

PM Modi expressed grief

Condoling the death of Pandit Birju Maharaj, PM Modi said that he is deeply saddened by the death of Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji, who has given Indian dance art a unique identity across the world. His death has left the entire art world in a state of irreparable loss. In this hour of loss, my thoughts are with his family and fans.

Birju Maharaj breathed his last in Saket's hospital

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Birju Maharaj breathed his last in Saket's hospital

According to media reports, 83-year-old Birju Maharaj, a Padma Vibhushan awardee, breathed his last at Delhi's Saket Hospital on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. Swaransh Mishra, his grandson, revealed the news via a social media post.

Malini Awasthi and Adnan Sami pay tribute

Malini Awasthi wrote in her tweet, 'Today the rhythm of Indian music has stopped. The voices became silent. Pandit Birju Maharaj, the crown of Kathak, is no more. Maharaj Ji, who spread the fragrance of the marvelous tradition of Kalka-Bindadin Ji all over the world, merged with infinity. Ah! This is an irreparable loss.'

At the same time, Adnan Sami wrote on social media, ‘Very saddened by the news of the demise of great Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj ji. Today we have lost a unique institution in the field of art. He has influenced generations with his talent’.

Kathak dance training taken from his uncle

Let us inform you that Birju Maharaj's father's name was Acchan Maharaj, who was born in the Kathak family of Lucknow, while his uncle's name was Shambhu Maharaj. Both the names were among the famous artists of the country. After the death of his father, the responsibility of the family fell on the shoulders of Birju Maharaj. Nevertheless, he started taking Kathak dance training from his uncle and started the journey of life.

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Renowned Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away at 89 due to Cardiac Arest</p></div>
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