Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away

India’s leading Kathak exponent and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Pt Birju Maharaj, passed away early Monday after suffering a heart attack. The 83-year-old doyen, who was the torchbearer of the Kalka-Bindadin gharana of the Lucknow style of Kathak, breathed his last at New Delhi’s Saket Hospital.
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