RIP Pandit Birju Maharaj Interesting Facts About Legendary Kathak Dancer

Pandit Birju Maharaj, the descendant of Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, died of heart attack at his home in New Delhi in the late hours of Sunday. He was 83.

Besides Kathak, he was also a Hindustani classical music vocalist as well as a drummer

Pandit Birju hails from the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers

Pandit Birju Maharaj is a recipient of Padma Vibhushan award

The Kathak exponent's demise has saddened the entire nation

Condolences are pouring in for Pandit Birju Maharaj

National leaders have expressed shock over the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj

Pandit Birju Maharaj at a venue in a kathak performance.

Celebrities from across industries have paid rich tributes on twitter