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Raja Hindustani actor, Kathak guru Pandit Veeru Krishnan no more

Kathak guru Pandit Veeru Krishnan, best known for his role in Aamir Khan-starrer Raja Hindustani, breathed his last on Saturday in Mumbai. Krishnan has been a Kathak guru for years and has imparted the dance form to actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Athiya Shetty.

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New Delhi Updated on: September 08, 2019 11:46 IST
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Raja Hindustani actor Pandit Veeru Krishnan passes away

Kathak guru Pandit Veeru Krishnan, best known for his role in Aamir Khan-starrer Raja Hindustani, breathed his last on Saturday in Mumbai. Krishnan has been a Kathak guru for years and has imparted the dance form to actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Athiya Shetty.

Pandit Veeru Krishnan has also acted in Akele Hum Akele Tum, and Ishq.

Athiya Shetty took to Twitter to share the news of his demise. ''Omg, so sad and shocked to hear this. RIP guruji. Thank you for teaching us— hard work, discipline and to truly love the form of Kathak,'' she wrote.

Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in Torornto for the premiere of her film The Sky Is Pink, also paid her tribute to 'Guruji'. ''You taught me to dance when I was two left feet. Your patience and passion for dance was so infectious that each one of us not only learned Kathak, but so much more from you. You will always be remembered Guruji,'' she tweeted.

TV actor Karanvir Vohra, who learnt Kathak from Krishnan, shared a video featuring him with 'Guruji' and wife Teejay Sidhu. The actor penned a heartfelt note for the late Kathak Guru. ''I'm really sad to state that my darling Guruji #panditvirukrishnan has left for his heavenly abode...I was going to put up a post on teachers day thanking him and other teachers, little did I know that this angel will leave his body and I will never get to see him. We have learnt so much from him. Teachers like him were very few. @bombaysunshine and I were just talking today in the morning that we would @twinbabydiaries for Kathak next time they were in India. This is a great loss for all of us. But I know he is in a happier place. #GURUDEVKIJAIHO,'' he wrote.

Lara Dutta also expressed grief: ''This is very sad news indeed. Prayers and heartfelt condolences to Guruji’s family. He really was an institution & his passion for kathak and patience with his students made him an exemplary teacher. #RIP #panditveerukrishnan''.

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