Biographies

Pandit Birju Maharaj

Pandit Birju Maharaj

Pandit Birju Maharaj is a recipient of India's highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan, and is the prime teacher of the legacy of the Kalka-Bindadin tradition of Kathak Dance. A multitalented singer, master of numerous percussion instruments and the most outstanding exponent of the Lucknow Gharana, he has proved his excellence as a guru, performer and choreographer. He is assisted by Saswati Sen, herself an accomplished dancer of the highest caliber, along with his dancers and musicians from "Kalashram", New Delhi, India. Visit his website for more information.