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.