Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away: Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, & others pay tribute

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Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away earlier this morning in Delhi. He was 83. The Kathak legend breathed his last on Monday, January 17 at around 12:15-12:30 AM. Since the news about Pandit Birju Maharaj’s death made it to the headlines, celebrities made posts mourning the demise of the Padma Vibhushan awardee. Bollywood actors Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor, and others paid emotional tributes and condoled the death of Pandit Birju Maharaj. They made emotional posts on their respective social media accounts and offered condolences.

Taking to Instagram, Anushka Sharma shared a picture of the legendary Kathak dancer and added a broken heart emoji. Kareena Kapoor Khan also took to her Instagram stories and shared a news report of the late Kathak legend. She shared the post and wrote, “RIP #PanditBirjuMaharaj.

Alia also made a post and wrote, “Had the honour and privilege of spending three full days with Pandit Birju Maharaj in 2018 while I was prepping for Ghar More Pardesiya. I will never forget all that he has taught me. It was possibly one of the most creative and fulfilling experiences that I have ever had. A legend who has inspired several and will always continue to do so through his art. Truly breaks my heart to write this post today. May his soul rest in peace.

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Anupam Kher took to his Twitter to share a video and tweeted, “बिरजु महाराज…ओम् शांति! #BirjuMaharaj #Kathak.” The actor called watching the Kathak legend perform a ‘magical experience’. Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit also made posts and mourned the demise of Pandit Birju Maharaj. Hema Malini wrote, “The nation mourns the passing of a true legend, Shri Birju Maharaj,Kathak exponent par excellence. His ghungroos were on his ankles till he breathed his last.I always admired and respected him as a giant of the medium of Kathak & will miss his presence on the firmament of dance #birjumaharaj (sic).”

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Kamal Haasan shared a picture with the late Kathak legend. In the post caption on Instagram, he wrote, “Pandit Birju Maharajji. I’m truly speechless. This news has broken my heart to know that an angel who was on the earth and made it beautiful with himself in the beautiful art form dance. His true love and passion ignited my soul into the art form and all that I would chose to do. His elegance, grace, power, strength and sensitive nature and in his art form which was in abundance made him the true artist he was. I’m honored, grateful and thankful I got to meet the legend and spend a little bit of time with him. May your soul rest in peace and be happy with your fellow angels.

 

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Ananya Panday and Janhvi Kapoor also condoled the death of the Kathak legend. Ananya shared a picture with a red heart, while Kapoor shared pictures of her with Pandit Birju Maharaj and paid a heartfelt tribute.

Shilpa Shetty, Esha Deol, and several other celebrities made posts and condoled the death of the legendary Kathak dancer.

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