Veteran Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj alias Brij Mohan Mishra has passed away at the age of 83. Pandit Birju Maharaj, who learned the nuances of music and dance from a room in Lucknow, has achieved a great title not only in the country but also in the whole world. When Pandit Birju Maharaj used to present the art of Kathak in front of the audience on the stage, his facial expressions are made on sight. The unmatched relationship he has with Taal can only be understood by those who have lived Indian art like Kathak.
The passing away of Pandit Birju Maharaj has been reported by his family through a social media post. It is with great sorrow that pandit Birju Maharajji, the most beloved member of our family, has passed away prematurely. On January 17, 2022, the great soul departed for his heavenly abode. Pray for the departed soul - Maharaj Parivar.
Pandit Birju Maharaj used to romance Kathak: Pandit Birju Maharaj's departure has been an incomplete loss not only for dance lovers but also for the Indian movies industry. Following in the footsteps of Pandit Birju Maharaj, many choreographers had made their mark in cinema, including Saroj Khan. Pandit Birju Maharaj himself choreographed many songs from Indian cinema and has also been awarded the National Movie Award and Filmfare Award for his excellent choreography.
Pandit Birju Maharaj wanted to work till his last breath. Once he said that the art that is there keeps us fresh... Pandit Birju Maharaj is no longer with us today, but with his dance, he is always going to survive in the hearts of his loved ones. One thing that was said for Pandit Birju Maharaj was that he used to romance Kathak. The same is reflected in his choreography for Indian movies. Today, Birju tells you about the four top choreographies of Maharaj that you too will feel like watching again and again.