Pandit Birju Maharaj was the person who spread Indian culture all over the world through his Kathak dance. Today i.e. on 17th January 2022, we lost this precious gem.
When he was playing ‘Antakshari’ with his family and disciples after dinner suddenly his health deteriorated. According to his granddaughter, he died in their house this morning.
Whom people knew by the name of Pandit Birju Maharaj, his real name was ‘Brij Mohan Nath Mishra‘. He was born on 4 February 1938 in the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Handia village. He learned Kathak from his father and Guru ‘Acchan Maharaj’.
Birju Maharaj was undergoing dialysis treatment and he was also a heart patient. When he was playing with his family and two disciples, suddenly his health started deteriorating. Seeing his condition, everyone took him to the hospital but he lost his life before reaching the hospital.
Many Bollywood actors respect him. When they came to know about this tragic incident, they expressed their grief on social media.
Yami Gautam said your contribution is priceless. You will always continue to inspire artists like me. No one can complete what we have lost due to your passing.
The legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj leaves behind a void that can never be filled. Thank you for your huge contribution to the world of Dance and inspiring so many like me with your art. You will be missed. Rest in peace Panditji, condolences to the family and friends
Dance Master Prabhudheva expressed his grief while sympathizing with the family of Birju Maharaj.
Deeply saddened by the demise of legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj ji. My heartfelt condolences for his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.
Bollywood actress ‘Kajol’ wrote that the world has lost a priceless person today.
Madhuri Dixit learned to dance from Birju Maharaj. He has a special place in her heart. She wrote that he was a legend but at the same time he was innocent like a child. He was my Guru but at the same time, he was also my friend. I am very grateful for what you taught me.
He has left behind grieving fans and students but also left a legacy we will all carry forward. Thank you Maharajji for everything you taught me in dance along with humility, elegance and grace.
Indian women’s cricket team’s right-handed batter paid tribute to this legend.