Lachhu Maharaj was an Indian classical dancerwho was born in the year 1901, in the city of Lucknow. He hailed from a family of Kathak dancers. He belonged to the Lucknow Gharana of classical Indian dance.
Career of Lachhu Maharaj
Lachhu Maharaj received his training of Indian classical dance, Kathak, for almost ten years, from Pandit Bindadin Maharaj, his uncle and the court dancer of the Nawabs of Awadh, for nearly ten years. He also trained himself with tabla, pakhawaj and Hindustani classical vocal music.
During the later part of his life, he moved the city Mumbai and tried to reach to a wider range of audience through Bollywood. He was highly acclaimed for his form of Kathak and choreography of dance sequence in Hindi movies like Mahal, Mughal-e-Azam and Pakeezah as well as his ballets like Goutam Buddha, Chandravali and Bharatiya Kissan.
Achievements of Lachhu Maharaj
Lachhu Maharaj was also the founder Director of the Kathak Kendra founded by Government of Uttar Pradeshin Lucknow
Among many prestigious awards he won were the Presidents' Award and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Death of Lachhu Maharaj
Lachhu Maharaj died in the year 1978.
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(Last Updated on : 25-11-2014)
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