Legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj passes away at 83

Pandit Birju Maharaj was a torchbearer of Indian performing arts, he popularised Kathak all over the globe and was regarded as the epitome of the dance form by many

Legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj passes away at 83

Kathak legend Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away in Delhi on early Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 83 and would turn 84 on Feb. 4, 2022.

Maharaj, as he was famously known, was reported with his grandchildren during his final moments when his condition deteriorated, leading him to be hospitalized. It is known that he suffered from kidney ailments and was undergoing dialysis treatment.