Mortal remains of Lacchu Ji Maharaj consigned to flames
Varanasi: The mortal remains of celebrated Table maestro Lacchu Maharaj was on Friday consigned to flames at the Manikarnika Ghat of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The fire to his pyre was given by his younger brother Jai Narayan Singh.
Several artists including Samsher Mehndi reached Varanasi to attend the last rites.
Lacchu Ji Maharaj breathed his last on Wednesday night following a cardiac arrest.
It may be mentioned that the artist was veteran Bollywood actor Govinda’s maternal uncle as well as guru (teacher).
“Lacchu Ji was not keeping well for the last few days. He complained of chest ache and succumbed to a cardiac arrest in late hours on Wednesday at a local hospital,” said sources close to his family.
Lacchu Ji, not only in the country but across the globe, gave many super-hit performances during his lifetime and made the nation proud with his unmatchable tabla beating skills. He had performed in more than 24 countries
Moreover, the musician refused to accept the ‘Padmashri Award’ from the then UP government due to his ‘down to earth’ attitude.