Madhuri Dixit mourns the demise of Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj, says 'he was my guru but also my friend'


Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj passed away at the age of 83 in Delhi during the wee hours of Monday. He breathed his last after suffering a massive heart attack. Over the years, he has trained and choreographed actresses like Madhuri Dixit and Deepika Padukone to name a few. 

Madhuri, saddened by the demise of her Maharajji, shared a throwback picture with him. She wrote, "He was a legend but had a child like innocence. He was my guru but also my friend. He taught me the intricacies of dance and Abhinay but never failed to make me laugh at his funny anecdotes. He has left behind grieving fans and students but also left a legacy we will all carry forward. Thank you Maharajji for everything you taught me in dance along with humility, elegance and grace." 

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Birju Maharaj choreographed Madhuri's song Kaahe Chhed Mohe from Devdas.

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