Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away

New Delhi,17/1:The living legend of Kathak, Pandit Birju Maharaj, died on January 17 in Delhi after suffering a heart attack. He was diagnosed with kidney disease and put on dialysis for the past few days. His granddaughter Ragini Maharaj confirmed the saddening news. She said that Pt. Birju Maharaj had sudden breathlessness at around 12:15-12:30 am last night. They immediately brought him to the hospital within 10 minutes but was declared dead.

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