Veeru Krishnan: Priyanka, Lara, Athiya Shetty mourn the death of Kathak master
Raja Hindustani actor & Kathak guru Pandit Veeru Krishnan no more...
Bollywood actor and Kathak Guru Veeru Krishnan passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. Krishnan was well known for starring in films like Raja Hindustani, Dulhe Raja, Akele Hum Akele Tum and many more. He was also a master of Kathak and trained many celebrities in the said dance form. He had also taught Kathak to a number of Bollywood stars including Priyanka Chopra, Athiya Shetty, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif to name a few.
Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the loss of their ‘guruji’.
Priyanka Chopra tweeted,
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. ? #panditveerukrishnan https://t.co/pfQerVQgby
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 7, 2019
Athiya Shetty too shared her grief,
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. https://t.co/6NvRtnb9ph
— Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) September 7, 2019
Bigg Boss 12 contestant Karanvir Bohra was trained extensively under the Pandit. Sharing an old video of him with his Guruji, Karanvir wrote,
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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
Actress Lara Dutta too condoled the death of the Kathak maestro,
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 https://t.co/LDoSh3Ok6G
— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) September 7, 2019
May his soul Rest In Peace.