Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj gave up the ghost on the age of 83 within the early hours of Monday (January 17). He was once reportedly affected by a kidney ailment, and was once on dialysis remedy.
The exponent’s grandson, Swaransh, showed the inside track on Instagram. “With profound grief and sorrow, we tell the unhappy and premature loss of life of our maximum liked member of the circle of relatives, Pt Birju Maharaj Ji. The profound soul left for the heavenly domicile on January 17, 2022. Pray for the departed soul,” he stated.
Some other grandson additionally stated, “Dada is not more”.
Once the inside track broke, other folks took to social media to precise their condolences.
PM Narendra Modi wrote that the maestro’s passing away is a big loss to all of the artwork international.
भारतीय नृत्य कला को विश्वभर में विशिष्ट पहचान दिलाने वाले पंडित बिरजू महाराज जी के निधन से अत्यंत दुख हुआ है। उनका जाना संपूर्ण कला जगत के लिए एक अपूरणीय क्षति है। शोक की इस घड़ी में मेरी संवेदनाएं उनके परिजनों और प्रशंसकों के साथ हैं। ओम शांति! pic.twitter.com/PtqDkoe8kd
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 17, 2022
Minister of Finance and Company Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman additionally remembered the exponent.
India loses a legend of acting arts. Kathak exponent Pandit Birju Maharaj is not more.
Born right into a circle of relatives of kathak masters, belonging to the Lucknow gharana, Pandit #birjumaharaj took kathak to wider target audience. Took ahead traditions,held thru generations,with nice elan. https://t.co/vimvG0EXzh
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) January 17, 2022
“Pandit Birju ji Maharaj was once a doyen of India’s artwork and tradition. He popularised the Lucknow gharana of Kathak dance shape world wide. Deeply pained through his loss of life. His passing away is a enormous loss to the arena of acting arts. Condolences to his circle of relatives and admirers,” wrote Defence minister Rajnath Singh.
Rahul Gandhi too expressed his condolences.
Won the unhappy information of the loss of life of Kathak maestro Shri Birju Maharaj.
My condolences to his circle of relatives, pals and lovers.
His contribution to the sector of Indian classical dance is unprecedented and he’ll be remembered for it. pic.twitter.com/Em7S3RFre6
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 17, 2022
Flesh presser Sambit Patra additionally took toto categorical condolences.
Kathak has misplaced one it’s tallest exponents Pandit Birju Maharaj ji.
Observing Kathak will at all times tingle a fond reminiscence of the Padma Vibhushan Maestro.
My honest condolences and prayers for the departed soul.
Would possibly Nataraja bless his circle of relatives
Om Shanti 🙏 pic.twitter.com/sCQ0T2a4Ap
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) January 17, 2022
“Extraordinarily saddened through the inside track in regards to the passing away of mythical kathak dancer– Pandit Birju Maharaj ji. We’ve misplaced an unprecedented establishment within the box of the acting arts. He has influenced many generations thru his genius. Would possibly he leisure in peace [sic],” wrote singer Adnan Sami.
Extraordinarily saddened through the inside track in regards to the passing away of Mythical Kathak Dancer- Pandit Birju Maharaj ji.
We’ve misplaced an unprecedented establishment within the box of the acting arts. He has influenced many generations thru his genius.
Would possibly he leisure in peace.🙏🖤#BirjuMaharaj pic.twitter.com/YpJZEeuFjH
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 16, 2022
His maximum favorite disciple, actor and Kathak dancer Madhuri Dixit Nene wrote on Instagram, “He was once a legend however had a kid like innocence. He was once my guru but additionally my good friend. He taught me the intricacies of dance and Abhinay however by no means did not make me snigger at his humorous anecdotes. He has left at the back of grieving lovers and scholars but additionally left a legacy we can all elevate ahead. Thanks Maharajji for the whole thing you taught me in dance in conjunction with humility, magnificence and charm.”
Belonging to the Lucknow Gharana, Pandit Maharaj was once additionally a singer par excellence.
He gained the second-highest civilian award within the nation — Padma Vibhushan in 1986.
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