Actor And Kathak Dancer Veeru Krishnan Dies, Bollywood Celebs Express Grief

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 September 2019, 11:29 AM
Veeru Krishnan. (Image: Twitter)
Veeru Krishnan. (Image: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Actor and dance trainer Veeru Krishnan died on Saturday.
    • He has worked in films like Raja Hindustani, Dulhe Raja and Akele Hum Akele Tum.
    • Many Bollywood and TV actors had received training in Kathak from him. 

Actor and dance trainer Veeru Krishnan died on Saturday in Mumbai. He was best known for his work in films like Raja Hindustani, Dulhe Raja and Akele Hum Akele Tum among others. Responding to the sad news of Krishnan's death, many Bollywood celebrities offered their condolences on social media.

Priyanka Chopra, who learned Kathak from Veeru Krishnan, took to her Twitter account and wrote, ''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.''

Reacting to the sad news, actor Athiya Shetty wrote on Twitter, ''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.''

Actor Lara Dutta Bhupathi too took to Twitter and wrote, ''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.''

Retweeting Priyanka’s tweet, Karanvir Bohra wrote, ''So true @priyankachopra we will miss his #chilla days.... Sand the #pooja days.” Retweeting Lara’s message Karan wrote, ''He was and will always remain a legend.''

Many Bollywood and TV actors, including Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Karanvir had received training in Kathak from Veeru, reported india.com. The website added that in a Teachers Day special interview in 2016 when Katrina was asked to name her favourite guru, she took Veeru Krishnan’s name. He also trained her sister Isabel Khan.

First Published: Sunday, September 08, 2019 11:05 AM
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