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Renowned Kathak dancer Pt.Birju Maharaj passes away at 83 Dance Fraternity and Bollywood shocked

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Renowned Kathak dancer Pt.Birju Maharaj passes away at 83 Dance Fraternity and Bollywood shocked

Renowned Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj breathed his last in the early hours of Monday January 17 at the age of 83. The news was confirmed by his granddaughter said.

Popularly addressed as Maharaj Ji, he closed his eyes forever on his journey to the Heavenly Abode in the presence of his family and disciples. He suddenly took ill after dinner and collapsed.

The Kathak Exponent was hailed as one of India’s best recognised and most loved artiste or Lucknow’s Kalka-Bindadin Gharana. He is survived by five children, three daughters and two sons, and five grandchildren. He has choreographed Kathak Dance Form for some Bollywood Films.

He had been suffering from a kidney ailment and was under dialysis treatment for the last month due to high diabetes. He passed away of a cardiac arrest. He died before reaching the hospital. He did not suffer too much in his last moments.

The Kathak Exponent was one of India’s best recognised and most loved artiste from Lucknow’s Kalka-Bindadin Gharana. He is survived by five children, three daughters and two sons, and five grandchildren.

He had been suffering from a kidney ailment and was under dialysis treatment for the last month due to high diabetes.

News Edit: K.V.Raman

News Compiled by Sejal Bhise

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