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 Lachhu Maharaj

Lachhu Maharaj

A commemorative postage stamp on Pandit Lachhu Maharaj, an Indian classical dancer and choreographer of Kathak (part of Personality Series : Poetry and Performing Arts) :

National Institute of Kathak Dance : Mughal-e-Azam & PakeezahIssued by India

Issued on Oct 9, 2001

Issued for : The Department of Posts is proudly releasing a set of stamps honouring three personalities viz. Bharathidasan, Lachhu Maharaj and Master Mitrasen, whose creative expressions in the diverse fields of poetry, dance and theatre had a tremendous influence on the social and cultural life of the country.

Credits :
FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Three Colour

Denomination : 400 Paise

Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.

Printing Size :  2.90 x 3.91 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m stamp paper

Stamps Printed : 0.4 million Each

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photo Offset

Printer : Eagle Press Pvt. Ltd.

Name : Lachhu Maharaj

Born on 1907 at India

Died on 1978

About : 

  • Lachhu Maharaj (1901-1978) came from a family of illustrious Kathak exponents in Lucknow. He was fortunate to receive extensive training in Kathak from Pandit Bindadeen Maharaj, his uncle and the court dancer of the Nawab of Awadh, for nearly ten years. He also learnt the Pakhawaj, the Tabla and vocal music, which helped to add many ornamentations to his style of dancing. He later moved to Bombay, where the emerging film industry helped him to establish his credentials as a modern master of Kathak. Lachhu Maharaj was acclaimed for the choreography of dance sequences in movies like Mahal, Mughal-e-Azam and Pakhiza as well as his ballets like Goutam Buddha, Chandravali and Bharatiya Kissan. He served as the founder Director of the Kathak Kendra started by the Uttar Pradesh Government in Lucknow. He also won many prestigious awards like the President’s Award and the Sangeet Natak Academy Award.
  • Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.
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