Pandit Lachhu Maharaj ji
Pandit Lachhu Maharaj ji was born in 1907 in Lucknow. The middle son of Maharaja Kalka Prasad was Pandit Lachhu Maharaj. They were very playful in nature from childhood. Hence, the people of the house used to call him “Luchu”. His name changed to Lachhu Maharaj from the same name, while his real name was Baijnath Prasad Mishra.
His dance education was completed by Maharaj Bindadin, Kalka Prasad, and Acchan Maharaj. You started a dance performance from the tender age of 10. For some time he stayed with his elder brother pandit Acchan Maharaj in Rampur, Raigad, and other courts, but his health did not get rammed in the environment there, and he went to Bombay.
In the addition to the dance direction in films, “Nutan Natya Niket” started to provide dance education independently by opening an institution called “Nutan Natya Niket”. In 1972, he was appointed the director of Kathak Center Lucknow. He died on 19 July 1977. You were awarded the “President’s Medal” in 1957 AD.
Pandit Lachhu Maharaj ji was an imaginative artist. In the direction of composing modern dance-dramas in the Kathak style, he made a significant contribution in the direction of writing. Indian dance, the immortal story of Gandhi, prohibition, etc. Your dance works have become very popular at some time. You also did many experiments in traditional Kathak dance. They used to present the name of Radha-Krishna in the dance of “Dhatak Thunga”, dancing in it, and showing it in the name of Gangavaran, in the name of Hindu style.