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New Delhi: Kathak legend Brijmohan Nath Mishra, popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, passed away on Monday morning at the age of 83. His death is being grieved by many including actor Alia Bhatt who took to Instagram to pen an emotional note.
Taking to her Instagram story, Alia shared a monochromatic pic of the Kathak legend. In the caption, she wrote, “Had the honour and privilege of spending three full days with Pandit Birju Maharaj in 2018 while I was prepping for Ghar More Pardesiya. I will never forget all that he has taught me. It was possibly one of the most creative and fulfilling experiences that I have ever had. A legend who has inspired several and will always continue to do so through his art. Truly breaks my heart to write this post today. May his soul rest in peace.
Earlier, Madhuri Dixit had also penned a note for the Kathak legend and 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”.
Meanwhile, celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and other celebs have also paid tributes to the dance exponent.