Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Pandit Birju Maharaj


Pune: Fond guru-shishya anecdotes, memories of Pt Joshi, Lata Mangeshkar at tribute event

February 14, 2022 3:11 pm

Speaking at an event to mark the birth centenary of Hindustani music legend Pt Bhimsen Joshi, his son recalled how the vocalist and Lata Mangeshkar shared a love for Marathi detective stories.

Pandit Birju Maharaj was an ocean whose depth one could not fathom

January 23, 2022 11:37 pm

The Kathak doyen, who passed away last week, brought to the arts a meditative quality. He is remembered as the guru who taught his students the importance of stillness, says Aditi Mangaldas

When Pandit Birju Maharaj played the nayak and the nayika with equal ease

January 23, 2022 11:25 am

Indian classical dancers have immersed themselves in Shringaar ras for years. Are male dancers today caught between gender stereotypes and a need for instant applause?

How Pandit Birju Maharaj taught his students to be powerful like Jatayu and agile like a hen

January 22, 2022 10:46 pm

Maharaj ji always rewarded the seekers, teaching them more than just dance -- he was a thought for a better world

‘He was everything to me’: Pandit Birju Maharaj’s disciples in Pune mourn his death

January 18, 2022 1:39 pm

Pandit Nandkishore Kapote, a senior disciple of Pandit Birju Maharaj, plans to organise a major festival to honour Maharaj with the legend’s disciples from around the world as attendees.

Through his art, Birju Maharaj told stories, blurred gender lines, created a parallel universe

January 18, 2022 9:38 am

🔴 Birju Maharaj created his own kathas (stories) and looked at social issues through dance.

Pandit Birju Maharaj Quotes: Inspiring words of the legendary maestro on kathak, life and dance

January 17, 2022 4:58 pm

Birju Maharaj Death, Kathak Legend Pandit Maharaj Quotes: On his passing away, here are some the most notable quotes of the kathak legend

Pandit Birju Maharaj: A life dedicated to dance and pursuit of classical excellence

January 17, 2022 4:27 pm

The legendary dancer, a guru in the traditional sense who not just took Kathak to the world but also passed on his craft to generations of students, would have been 84 on February 4.

'He was truly the Maharaj of Indian arts': Artistes remember Pandit Birju Maharaj's inimitable legacy

January 17, 2022 2:05 pm

From Shovana Narayan to Uma Sharma, renowned classical dancers remember the 'ultimate Kathak guru'.


Pandit Birju Maharaj passes away: A pictorial tribute to the legendary Kathak maestro

January 17, 2022 1:26 pm

Legendary Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away at the age of 83 on January 17

Stunning archival images of leading artistes captured during live performances

December 14, 2021 7:19 pm

Cherish archival portraits of leading Indian classical artists during their live performances