Pandit Birju Maharaj, legendary Kathak dancer no more; PM Modi mourns

Updated on Jan 17, 2022 10:15 AM IST
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Legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj, 83, died at his home after suffering a heart attack on Monday. Maharaj-ji, as he was popularly known, died surrounded by his family and disciples. As per reports, they were playing ‘antakshari’ after dinner when he suddenly became unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was declared dead, said his granddaughter Ragini Maharaj. Birju Maharaj had been suffering from a kidney ailment and was under dialysis treatment. PM Modi mourned his demise and wrote on Twitter, ‘His passing is an irreparable loss to the entire art world’. Watch the full video for more.

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