Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away at 83

Brij Mohan Nath Mishra, popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, was born on February 4, 1938. He was born in the house of Kathak exponent, Jagannath Maharaj who had served as a court dancer in Raigarh princely state. Birju Maharaj was honoured with the country’s second-highest Civilian Award, Padma Vibhushan in 1986 for his remarkable contribution.



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