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Pandit Birju Maharaj, the Legendary Kathak Dancer Died of Heart Attack


Pandit Birju Maharaj Death News: Brijmohan Mishra, also known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, was a legendary Kathak dancer who died of a heart attack at the age of 83. He was reportedly playing with his grandchildren when his health deteriorated and he passed out. 

Pandit Birju Maharaj Death News: Highlights 

  • Birju Maharaj died (Pandit Birju Maharaj Passed Away) due to a heart attack at the age of 83.
  • Various Bollywood stars wrote on their social media handles to express grief. 
  • He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan award in the year 1987.
  • Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has revealed all the secrets about Om-Tat-Sat.

Birju Maharaj’s Death Story

Doyen kathak dancer Birju Maharaj died in the early hours of Monday at his Delhi house, surrounded by his disciples and family. His granddaughter Ragini Maharaj said they were playing ‘antakshari’ after dinner on Sunday when he became ill. Swaransh Mishra, his grandson, confirmed the news on social media. He posted a picture of the Kathak legend to his Instagram account. ‘With profound grief and sorrow, we inform you of the sad and untimely demise of our most beloved family member, Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji,’ he wrote. 

On the 17th of January 2022, the noble soul departed. The Maharaj family is bereft of hope. Next month he would have turned 84 years old. 

Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Life History 

Brijmohan Nath Sharma’s journey from Brijmohan Nath Sharma to Birju Maharaj was not easy. Trained by his father Acchan Maharaj and uncles Lachchu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj, he worked tirelessly to refine the dance form and take it from Aminabad’s narrow lanes to the international proscenium. His father died when he was 13 years old, and he grew up with his uncles watching over him. 

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Because Delhi lacked large performance spaces, he would frequently cycle to teach at Sangeet Bharti and perform for hours in private gatherings. The young Birju once performed in front of a raucous crowd at the Jubilee cinema in Chandni Chowk, then moved into the crowd to collect 10 rupee notes of praise.

Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Career

He was a child prodigy, born Brijmohan Mishra into the illustrious Kalka-Bindadin Gharana of Kathak, which had produced many great artists before him. His deep immersion in the form, astute observation of nature/humanity, and expansive imagination propelled Kathak out of its geographical context and into the spotlight, not just in India but around the world.

Birju Maharaj’s Life Achievements

Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Natak Academy Award, Soviet Land Nehru Award, Kalidas Samman, Sangam Kala Award, SNA Award are among the many awards he has received. Khairagarh University and Banaras Hindu University awarded him honorary doctorates, as well as the Nehru Fellowship. 

What Is the Real Worship of Om-Tat-Sat?

According to the holy Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta chapter 17 verse 23, Om-Tat-Sat is the Naam (mantra) of Param Akshar Brahm. Param Akshar Brahm is the creator of souls and every other thing which is in existence. In Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta chapter 15 verses 1 to 4 and chapter 4 verse 32, it is written that the true way of worship can only be revealed by a Tatvdarshi Sant. A Tatvdarshi Sant is someone who knows about every element of the upside-down eternal tree of the universe. 

Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji Has Revealed All the Secrets

Presently, only Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has revealed the secret about Om-Tat-Sat. Om is the direct mantra of Brahm (Kshar Purush), Tat is a code word that is revealed by Saint Rampal Ji at the time of initiation of Satnaam. It is the mantra of Par Brahm (Akshar Purush). Sat is a code word that is revealed by Saint Rampal Ji at the time of initiation of Sarnaam. It is the mantra of Purn Brahm (Param Akshar Purush). These 3 mantras are required to get complete salvation. Download Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj App from the Google Play Store to know all about it in detail.

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