President Kovid, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi condole Birju Maharaj's death

Maharaj dies on Monday at 83

President Kovid, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi condole Birju Maharaj's death

Birju Maharaj. Tribune file

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 17

Expressing grief at the death of legendary Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that his demise was an irreparable loss to the world of art.

He brought Indian dance a special recognition in the world, Modi said in a tweet condoling Maharaj’s death.

“The demise of legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj marks the end of an era. It leaves a deep void in the Indian music and cultural space. He became an icon, making unparalleled contribution to popularise Kathak globally. Condolences to his family and admirers,” President Ramnath Kovind said in a tweet.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Received the sad news of the demise of Kathak maestro Shri Birju Maharaj. My condolences to his family, friends and fans. His contribution to the field of Indian classical dance is unparalleled and he will be remembered for it.”

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