Noted Tabla maestro Lachu Maharaj passes away

Posted on:30 Jul 2016 09:15:39
Noted Tabla maestro Lachu Maharaj passes away
30 July 2016 Current Affairs: Noted Tabla maestro Pandit Lachu Maharaj passed away in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh due to cardiac arrest. He was 73 years old. Lacchu Maharaj was renowned internationally and his table performance had drawn attention of the connoisseur of performing arts from across the country and world.

Lachu Maharaj :  His real name was Lakshmi Narayan Singh. He belonged to Banaras gharana of classical music. He had started playing tabla at tender age of 10 under guidance of his father Vasudev Singh. 

He was famous for his pure Banarasi style. His unique style of playing table coupled with perfection had earned him fame as Lachu Maharaj. 

He had developed spiritual and philosophical table tunes which he had used to play often during his practice sessions (riyaaj). 

He had lived a simple life and stayed out of publicity and even refused awards. Bollywood actor Govinda is his nephew. Union Government had decided to give him Padma Shri award but he refused saying that no award was bigger than laurels from the audience.

Monthly Current Affairs

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs September 2017

25 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
23 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
22 SEPTEMBER
NEWS
21 SEPTEMBER
NEWS

Current Affairs August 2017

31 AUGUST
NEWS
30 AUGUST
NEWS
29 AUGUST
NEWS
28 AUGUST
NEWS

Current Affairs July 2017

31 JULY
NEWS
29 JULY
NEWS
28 JULY
NEWS
27 JULY
NEWS