Pandit Birju Maharaj Passes Away: The news of the death of Kathak emperor Pandit Birju Maharaj caused a wave of mourning in the art world. Many celebs have paid tribute to the Kathak emperor through social media.
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Singer Adnan Sami has condoled the news of the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj through social media.
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.🙏🖤#BirjuMaharaj pic.twitter.com/YpJZEeuFjH
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) January 16, 2022
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Filmmaker Ashok Pandit writes- ‘Sad to learn about the passing away of Kathak legend singer Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj ji after suffering a heart attack in Delhi. It is the end of an era. My heartfelt condolences to his family and close ones. Peace!’
Paying tribute to him, Malini Awasthi wrote that today the rhythm of Indian music has stopped.
Today the rhythm of Indian music has stopped. The voices became silent. Price dropped to zero. Pandit Birju Maharaj, the king of Kathak, is no more. The Deodhi of Lucknow was deserted today. Maharaj ji, who spread the fragrance of the glorious tradition of Kalikabindadin ji all over the world, merged with infinity.
ah! irreparable loss
— Malini Awasthi Malini Awasthi (@maliniawasthi) January 17, 2022
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Subhash Ghai has also paid tribute to Pandit Birju Maharaj. He writes- ‘My first learning from the Kathak dance maestro was at my college youth festival when he expressed a romantic conversation between Lord Krishna and Radha with his two eyes. . I learned ‘Dance means the body but the soul is in the eyes. He was the Jagat Guru in Kathakali. May Birju sir’s soul rest in peace.