#NewDelhi: Pandit Birju Maharaj, a legend of Kathak dance, passed away on Sunday night. His endless contribution to the world of dance will immortalize him. The whole world is fascinated by the magic of his dance. The audience saw him as a vision of God on the dance stage. But this time the video of his singing spread on social media. Again a Bengali song.
The video shows the artist sitting on the stage and singing in front of the audience. In his voice is a song by the late legendary artist Manna Dey. If Manna Dey’s song is written on paper, it is safe to say that there is no Bengali who has not heard the song. That song is sung by Birju Maharaj himself playing the harmonium. Accompanied by tabla, tanpura and other musical instruments. This video is viral on social media right now. Netizens are fascinated to hear this song in the throat of a person who is in a special position in the world of dance.
But this is not the first time. Birju Maharaj was also known for his songs. There are patterns of thumri, dadra, bhajan and ghazal on his neck. Could tell great stories in front of the audience. He had all the skills in performing arts.
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Incidentally, he (Pandit Birju Maharaj Died) had a heart attack at his home in Delhi on Sunday night. He was 63 years old at the time of his death. Birju Maharaj was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honor in the country. He gained worldwide fame in Kathak Dhruvadi dance. Birju Maharaj has innumerable fans and students all over the country. He also choreographed many songs in Bollywood.
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The devotees used to address him as Panditji or Maharajji out of love and respect. He was one of the best artists as a carrier of Indian culture and tradition. It is learned that he was playing with his grandchildren on Sunday at his home in Delhi. From that time his physical suffering started. He suddenly lost consciousness. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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