On 16th January 2019, Deepak Maharaj, the son of esteemed Birju Maharaj, in alliance with Spic Macay performed in St. Edmund’s School, Jawahar Nagar. Deepak Maharaj, after receiving his training at a very young age from his father went on to perform around the world in countries like U.K., U.S.A, Canada, Italy, Dubai, Germany, France, Australia, Russia etc, where his performance received critical acclaim.
Deepak Maharaj, the winner of various national and international awards was invited to perform in St Edmund’s to widen the horizons of young minds and cultivate an interest in the direction of various national art forms which the world is yet to see.
The presentation started with Ganesh Vandana followed by a series of performance like the beating of one’s heart, the chirping of birds, the noises of children at play and ‘Kanha Dekho’ a thumri in teen taal truly exposed growing students to different forms of exclusive art. With a deft hand and foot movements, he captured the essence of Lord Krishna .It developed a sense of pride for the country’s innate art forms developed wholly in the country. The students experienced an international level performance full of intricate music and artistic style and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a splendid show that kept the audience spellbound throughout the performance. The programme was well anchored by the head of Hindi department Ms Sharda Sharma.
School principal, Mrs Anu Bhatia presented memento to Pandit Deepak Maharaj Kathak maestro and his accompanist Pranshu Chaturlal (Tabla) and Janaab Ghulam Varis(Vocal & Harmonium) and Janaab Muhammad Ayyub(Sarangi).