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Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj dies in Varanasi

One of the frontline tabla players in the world, Pt Lacchu Maharaj's funeral will take place on Friday. Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

By: IANS | Lucknow | Published: July 28, 2016 4:03 pm
Pandit Lacchu Maharaj, Lacchu Maharaj, Lacchu Maharaj death, Tabla maestro death, Akhilesh Yadav, Girija Devi, India news, latest news, national news, news One of the frontline tabla players in the world, Pt Lacchu Maharaj’s (center portrait) funeral will take place on Friday. Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj passed away in Varanasi on Thursday. He was 72. His family members said that he was being treated at a private nursing home where he passed away at one in the morning.

One of the frontline tabla players in the world, Pt Lacchu Maharaj’s funeral will take place on Friday. Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.

He had married French woman Teena and she, along with their only daughter, is in Switzerland.

Thumri exponent Girija Devi, who also lives in Varanasi, condoled the death of the maestro and said such artists are not born every day. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has also mourned the passing away of Pt Lacchu Maharaj.

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    Ivan
    Jul 31, 2016 at 5:05 am
    The picture in the middle is of his much more famous namesake, the Kathak exponent, Lachhu Maharaj.
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      Shiva Ananda
      Oct 13, 2016 at 6:40 pm
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        Shiva Ananda
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