Google honors Lachhu Maharaj on his 74th birth anniversary with a doodle which is made of Google logo’s primary colors. The doodle was created by a guest artist Sajid Shaikh.
Lachhu Maharaj was trained under his father Vasudev Maharaj and was know as Lakshmi Narayan Singh. Born on October 16, 1944 in Banaras to a well renowned familt of musicians, Lachhu Maharaj started playing tabla from an early age.
He was conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi Award the highest award for performing artists award in 1957. He was also nominated for the Padma Shri Award but he refused to acccept the same as he believed that the audience appreciation was enough.
He was known for his commendable skills in playing Indian tabla of Beneras Gharana, Benares gharānā (Hindi: बनारस घराना) is one of the six most common styles of playing of the Indian tabla.
Lacchu Maharaj passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 72 in Varanasi in July 2016.