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Birju Maharaj


Birju Maharaj, an eminent Kathak dancer, was born on 4th February 1937 to a family of talented dancers. His father and renowned dancer, Shri Achyan Maharaj, was his master. Birju Maharaj is well-known for his unique way of presenting dance dramas. In addition to be a dancer, he is a musician, composer, teacher, director and a choreographer. For his incredible contributions, he has been awarded Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. His institution, Kalashram, imparts training in the field of Kathak, yoga, painting, and dramatics. Presently, he is the chief of faculty at Delhi's Kathak Kendra.

Updated on 16th August, 2005


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