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Kathak maestro & Padma Vibhushan awardee Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away

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Bhubaneswar (17/01/2022): Kathak maestro and Padma Vibhushan awardee Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away on Monday.
He died of cardiac arrest at Saket Hospital in New Delhi. The 83-year-old doyen was diagnosed with kidney disease a few days ago. Maharaj ji was the torchbearer of the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of the Lucknow style of Kathak. He was honoured with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award in 1986.