Hyderabad, Jan 10(DIM):–: After a fairly long passage of speedy footwork that won the applause of a packed gathering, Pandit Birju Maharaj stood anchored in front of the mike and came up with a brief speech in Hindi that received louder cheer.
“An uncle of mine hails from Hyderabad, but I haven’t paid very many visits to this city. The more you love me, the more I can come!” said the 76-year-old Kathak maestro at the ongoing Krishnakriti Annual Festival of Art and Culture here. Amid frenzied claps, the Delhiite added: “Very nice meeting you all. New Year greetings!”