Madhuri posted a photo of herself with Birju Maharaj on Instagram at around 11:50 am on Monday (Madhuri Dixit Emotional Post for Pt. Birju Maharaj) and wrote, ‘He was a legend, but he had childlike innocence. He was my mentor, but also my friend. He taught me the intricacies of dancing and acting. He never fails to make me laugh with his funny anecdotes. He has left behind saddened by fans and students, but he has also left a legacy that we will all carry on. Thank you Maharajji for everything you taught me in dancing with humility, elegance and grace.’
Panditji had great affection for Madhuri
Pandit Birju Maharaj also had immense affection for his disciple Madhuri Dixit. In a conversation with our colleague ‘ETimes’, Panditji had said, ‘Madhuri Dixit is one of my most favourites. She considers me a guru. Even today Madhuri calls me frequently and asks when will I come to Mumbai. Whenever I go to Mumbai, she asks me to meet her.
Talked to Jackie Shroff every 15 days
Pandit Birju Maharaj also mentioned Jackie Shroff in this interview. He says, ‘Jackie Shroff is also in my list of favorite actors. He respects me a lot. He talks to me every 15 days. Jackie Shroff too posted a picture of himself with Panditji on his Instagram story and prayed with folded hands for his soul to rest in peace.
Madhuri Dixit mourns Pandit Birju Maharaj Demise, Jackie Shroff used to call Him almost every 15 days