Relatives, Lachhu Maharaj (brother). Pandit Shambhu Maharaj ( – 4 November ) was a celebrated Guru of the Lucknow received his training from his father, uncle Bindadin Maharaj and his eldest brother Achchan Maharaj. Brijmohan Mishra, popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj, (born 4 February ), is an Birju was trained by his uncles, Lachhu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj and his father, and he gave 29; ^ Achchan Maharaj; ^ Buddhiraja, Sunita. It was his elder brother, Achchan Maharaj (Birju Maharaj's father) who learnt the Binda Deen, and thus imparted further training to Shambhu and Lachchu.

Besides father Achchan Maharaj and uncles Shambhu and Lachchu Maharaj, he was shaped by the influence of Bindadeen Maharaj; mother. Pandit Birju Maharaj is a direct descendant of Ishwari Prasadji, the first known Kathak Kalka Maharaj had three sons - Achchan Maharaj, Lachhu Maharaj, and. As a result, Birju started learning the dance at a very young age. His uncles, Lachhu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj, also guided him in learning Kathak.

Even when leading Kathak proponents such as the Achchan Maharaj, lachchu Maharaj and Shambhu Maharaj questioned their dance style, which was inspired . He is the son of legendary Achchan Maharaj of Maharaj family of Kathak dancers . Trained by his uncles Shambhu Maharaj and Lachchu Maharaj he gave his. reclaimed and revived, however, mainly through the efforts of Kalkaprasad Maharaj, whose three sons—Achchan, Lachchu, and Shambhu— perfected the art.