Birju Maharaj was a man of courage, conviction, his endless admiration for Kathak will always inspire us, the Maestro took his last breath while suffering from a severe heart attack, in this moment of despair the Legal Research and Analysis feels Honor Bound to declare a 24hours straight mourning to be observed.
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Mumbai: India’s leading Kathak Index and Padma Bibushan winner, Pt. Birju Maharaj died early Monday after having a heart attack. 83-year-old Doyen, a Lucknow Kathak-style Kalkabinda Dingalana torchbearer, brought his last breath back at Saket Hospital in New Delhi. Sharing the news of his death on
On social media, his grandson Swaran Schmishra wrote: Pt, where we are our beloved family. Birju Maharaj ji, with. The noble soul departed for her heavenly dwelling on January 17, 2022.
Kathak Master Pandit Birju Maharaj’s granddaughter, Rajini Maharaj, pays homage. Born to the family of Ishwari Prasad, who awoke in Kathak on February 4, 1938, Birju Maharaj was the son of Pt Achhan Maharaj. However, his father died when he was only nine years old and took care of his famous uncles Pt Lachhu Maharaj and Pt Shambhu Maharaj. Initially, his name was Dukh Haran but later changed to Brijmohan, a synonym for Krishna. Later, Brijmohan Nath Misra was shortened to “Birju”. Read again
Bollywood mourns the death of Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj
He began playing at an early age and by the age of seven traveled with his father in different parts of India. The solo exhibition also started from his childhood. At the beginning of his career, Pt. Birju Maharaj was sent by the Government of India to represent India at various festivals. He toured Russia, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic, among others. It’s not a small measure of his talent. Birju Maharaj was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award at the young age of 28. In addition to his Honorary Doctorate in Benaras Hindu University, he has Karidas Saman, Niriya Kuhudamani, Andorra Ratna, Niriya Vilas, Adharsila Sikar Saman, Soviet Land Nehru Award, Shiromani Saman, Rajiv Gandhi. He has won various awards such as the Gandhi Peace Award. The movie world turned to this genius whenever real kathak was needed to continue the story. Pt. Birju Maharaj choreographed both exquisite sequences at Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Kirari. One choreographed Amjad Kahn as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and the other as Saswati Sen’s solo. Paagal Hai’and again’Devdas’ (Kaahe chhed). I was fortunate enough to be the lead in the sequence of Gadar’s songs.
Pt Birju Maharaj is the father of five children, three daughters and two sons.