Birju Maharaj

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Brijmohan Mishra, (4 February 1938 – 16 January 2022), popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, was an Indian Kathak dancer, composer and singer.[1] He was born in Handia, Uttar Pradesh. His career began in 1951. In 1986, he was honored with the Padma Vibhushan. He was known for his choreography for Vishwaroopam and Bajirao Mastani.

Maharaj died at a hospital in New Delhi, India from a heart attack caused by diabetes and kidney disease on 16 January 2022, aged 83.[2]

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  1. Kaui, Banotsarg-Boghaz (2002). Subodh Kapoor (ed.). The Indian encyclopaedia: biographical, historical, religious, administrative, ethnological, commercial and scientific. Volume 3. Genesis Publishing. p. 198. ISBN 81-7755-257-0.
  2. Pandit Birju Maharaj, Legendary Kathak Dancer, Dies At 83