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Updated Monday, 17 January 2022 07:13 AM IST
Synonymous with Birju Maharaj Kathak. He was a member of the Kalka Bindadin Gharana in Lucknow. Birju Maharaj’s full name is Brij Mohan Nath Mishra. He was born on February 4, 1937 in Lucknow to a family of famous Kathak dancers.
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Synonymous with Birju Maharaj Kathak. He was a member of the Kalka Bindadin Gharana in Lucknow. Birju Maharaj’s full name is Brij Mohan Nath Mishra. He was born on February 4, 1937 in Lucknow to a family of famous Kathak dancers. Birju Maharaj is a Kathak dancer and classical singer from Lucknow Gharana. Birju Maharaj’s father and teacher Achan Maharaj, uncle Shambhu Maharaj and Lachu Maharaj were also famous Kathak dancers.
The rhythm of the music stopped: Malini Awasthi
Malini Awasthi writes, ‘Today the rhythm of Indian music has stopped. The voices became silent. The price dropped to zero. Kathak king Pandit Birju Maharaj is no more. Deodhi in Lucknow has become barren today. Maharaj ji, who spread the fragrance of the glorious tradition of Kalikabindadin ji all over the world, merged in infinity.
We lost the institution of the arts: Adnan Sami
Adnan Sami wrote on social media – I am very saddened by the news of the death of the great Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj ji. Today we have lost a unique institution in the art world. Impressed generations with his talent.
He has done dance compositions for many films including Devdas and Bajirao Mastani
Birju Maharaj has done dance compositions for films like Devdas, Ded Ishqiya, Umrao Jaan and Baji Rao Mastani. Apart from this, Satyajit Ray also composed music for the film ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’.