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'Who will carry Birju Maharaj's legacy forward?'

'To match his passion for his craft is impossible.''I don't know of any Kathak dancer who can equal his passion.' IMAGE: Pandit Birju Maharaj. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sudhanwa/Wikimedia Commons......

See: Anup Jalota, V M Bhatt honour Pt Birju Maharaj

When a doyen passed into the ages, the world bows in tribute. As Pandit Birju Maharaj, one of the giants in the world of Kathak, passed into the ages today, artistes from various classical genres......

Birju Maharaj: A life dedicated to Kathak

The legendary dancer did not just take Kathak to the world but also passed on his craft to generations of students  IMAGE: Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj at the ceremony of the......

Legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj passes away

Legendary Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj, who took the traditional Indian dance form to the world, died at his home in New Delhi in the early hours of Monday, his granddaughter said. IMAGE:......

SEE: L Subramaniam dedicates 'Vasudheva Kutumbakam' symphony to Modi

Violinist and composer L Subramaniam has released a symphony titled 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' with greats like Pandit Jasraj and Birju Maharaj and dedicated it to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the......

Emami ropes in Milkha Singh as brand ambassador

FMCG firm Emami Ltd on Tuesday said it has roped in legendary athlete Milkha Singh as brand ambassador, following the recent biopic on his life, for the company's health supplement product Zandu......

Emami adds 5 sports icons to its team of 60 brand endorsers

City-based Emami Group has added five celebrities to its kitty of 60 brand endorsers. The company has roped in five sporting icons for its Fast Relief brand.After cashing in on the Munni campaign......

How IIMs are trying newer ways to beat stress

Last Sunday, students at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), took lessons from Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj in, guess what, stress management. It's not just IIM-B. IIM-Ahmedabad......

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Cafedreams.com, the two-year-old memorabilia website, is currently holding an exhibition cum auction of its original Hindi film poster collection at Delhi's Nikko Metropolitan Hotel. The exhibition......

Dancing for a visa

Times News Network: A well-known Maharashtrian 'amasha' dancer... was made to dance in front of an American visa official at the US consulate... Confirming the incident, spokesperson for the US......

'Each leg of my career has brought new experiences, new joys'

'My kids think it's very cool they will see me on Netflix.' IMAGE: Madhuri Dixit in The Fame Game. Madhuri Dixit returns to acting with the Netflix series The Fame Game. "I think showbiz, just......

'I always feel the hand of God in my films'

'I've spoken to Gangubai's soul.''I've had long conversations with her in my mind.''I understood her suffering, anger, joys and sorrow.''I had to connect to the soul of this amazing woman.''I think......

Bhansali Dedicates Gangubai Kathiawadi to Lataji

'It's my humble tribute to a talent that has no limits, no boundaries.' Photograph: Rediff Archives Sanjay Leela Bhansali stopped all work on Gangubai Kathiawadi when he heard the news of......

When Birju Maharaj Created Movie Magic

During the lunch or tea breaks, Maharajji, Manikda, Amjad Khan and I often sat together as Maharajji sang old compositions or recited some bols.Amjad Khan had a great music sense and sang very......

'You are dance and dance is you'

'Thank you for my dreams that danced then and now.'I realise how lucky I was as a child to have grown up around such greatness, so much humility, and at the core of it all a childlike playfulness.'......
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