The Bollywood industry lost a legend today, on 17th January 2022. The Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj took his last breath today and has left the world. The demise of the Kathak star has left the whole Bollywood industry in grief. Taking it to their official social media handles many well-known celebrities have expressed their loss with their fans.
The Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj was diagnosed with kidney disease a few days ago. He was on dialysis, and his health kept deteriorating. The 83-year-old veteran Kathak dancer died of a heart attack in the hospital. Maharaj Ji was playing with his grandsons when his health unexpectedly deteriorated, requiring him to be rushed to the hospital.
Pandit Birju Maharaj:
The whole entertainment industry is has faced a huge loss today. It is the end of an era in the showbiz world. Many netizens have also flooded social media with condolences and grieving posts and tweets. Maharaj Ji will be truly missed. Check out the posts of the celebs who expressed their grief with their fans.
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
My first learning from kathak dance maestro was in my college youth festival when he expressed a romantic conversation between lord krishna n radha thru his two eyes talking. I learnt ‘DANCE means body but soul is in eyes.
That’s y he was a Jagat guru in kathak💃🏽
RIP BIRJU SIR🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/yeWT5Fv23v
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) January 17, 2022
Sad to know about the demise of kathak legend & vocalist Padma Vibhushan Pandit #birjumaharaj ji after suffering a heart attack in Delhi.
Its an end of an era .
My heartfelt condolences to his family & near ones .
ॐ शान्ति !
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) January 17, 2022
Well-known names from the Bollywood industry like Subhash Ghai, Ashoke Pandit and others also mourned the Kathak’s legend demise. For the unversed, He was also a talented Hindustani classical singer and percussionist, Maharaj Ji was the son of Acchan Maharaj. His uncles were the renowned Shambhu Maharaj and Lacchu Maharaj. He was a recipient of the country’s second-highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan.
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