Birju Maharaj was born on 4th February 1938 as Brijmohan Nath Mishra was an Indian Kathak dancer, composer, singer.
Birju Maharaj was a descedant of Maharaj family of Kathak dancers. He was an exponent of Lucknow ”Kalka-Bindadin” Gharana of Kathak dance.
Birju Maharaj’s family includes the following members.
Birju Maharaj was the only child of their parents, he had 5 children.
His father and guru Acchan Maharaj and his two uncles Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj also belonged to the Maharaja family of Kathak dancers. His mother’s name was Ammaji Maharaj.
Not much is known about his wife but she died 15 years ago. He had five children (two sons and three daughters), among them the prominent Kathak dancers are – Deepak Maharaj, Jaikishan Maharaj, Mamta Maharaj.
Birju Maharaj at the age of 83 breathed his last on 17th January 2021 at his residence in Delhi.