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Legendary Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj dies at 83


Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj was 83. As per reports, he passed away due to a heart attack. He was playing with his grandsons at his home when he fell oblivious. While he was taken to the emergency clinic before long, the doctors apparently pronounced him brought dead. The reports additionally said that Pandit Birju Maharaj has been on dialysis after he was determined to have a kidney infection a couple of days prior. He would have been 84 next month.

The news has been affirmed by the family which has put out an announcement that reads as “With profound grief and sorrow we inform the sad and untimely demise of our most beloved member of the family Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji. The noble soul left for his heavenly abode on 17th January 2022. Pray for the departed soul”. Discussing his end, Pandit Birju Maharaj’s dancer Ragini Maharaj  “He was under treatment for the past month. He had sudden breathlessness at around 12:15-12:30 am last night; we brought him to the hospital within 10 mins, but he passed away. He loved gadgets, always wanted to buy them at the earliest. He always said, if not a dancer, he’d have been a mechanic, his image in my mind will always be smiling”.

While Pandit Birju Maharaj’s demise has sent a wave of grief across the nation, fans and celebs are taking to social media to pay their condolence. Adnan Sami took to Twitter and stated, “Extremely saddened by the news about the passing away of Legendary Kathak Dancer- Pandit Birju Maharaj Ji. We have lost an unparalleled institution in the field of the performing arts. He has influenced many generations through his genius. May he rest in peace”..

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