Kaahe Chhed Mohe to Mohe Rang Do Laal: Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Dance Sequences Bollywood Will Not Forget
Pandit Birju Maharaj has given many memorable songs to Bollywood such as Kaahe Chhed Mohe and Mohe Rang Do Laal. May his soul rest in peace.
Pandit Birju Maharaj Death: World famous Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj passed away on Sunday at his residence in Delhi. The 83-year-old died after suffering a heart attack, said his family members. The Padma Vibhushan awardee, fondly referred to as Pandit-ji or Maharaj-ji by his disciples, was a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers and an exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak. He has given many memorable songs to Bollywood such as Kaahe Chhed Mohe and Mohe Rang Do Laal.
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Pandit Birju Maharaj has also choreographed some beautiful dance numbers for the Bollywood films. Take a look:
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Mohe Rang Do Laal from the film Bajirao Mastani
Kaahe Chhed Mohe from the film Devdas
Unnai Kaanadhu Naan from Vishwaroopam
Dil Toh Pagal Hain Instrumental Kathak Dance
Aan Milo Sajana – Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
He was a receiver of many accolades like the Padma Vibhushan (1986), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kalidas Samman and also a National Award for Best Choreography for Vishwaroopam. His command over Hindustani music was incredible and is a great vocalist too.
Pandit Birju Maharaj’s grandson Swaransh Mishra shared the unfortunate news on his social media, and said, “With profound grief and sorrow we inform the sad and untimely demise of our most beloved member of the family, Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji. The noble soul left for his heavenly abode on 17th Jan 2022. Pray for the departed soul.. Grief-stricken: Maharaj family,”
May his soul rest in peace.
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