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Google celebrates 74th birthday of noted Indian tabla player Lachhu Maharaj with striking line sketch doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates the 74th birthday of noted Indian tabla player Lachhu Maharaj with simple but striking sketch doodle.

In its blog, Google informs that the doodle has been done by the guest artist Sajid Shaikh and it whises "Happy Birthday Lachhu Maharaj!"

In the doodle drawn in line-sketch in the colours of Goole logo and in which the the two Os have been replaced by tablas and "L" by the mike stand. Because of his excellence in tabla performances, in 1957, Lachhu Maharaj was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

The blog adds, "Born on this day in 1944 to a family of musicians, Lachhu Maharaj (born as Lakshmi Narayan Singh), was one of the most celebrated tabla players of his time. Maharaj trained under his father, Vasudev Maharaj, and started performing at an early age. As a child, his gifts caught the attention oflegendary tabla player Ahmed Jaan Thirakwa, who was deeply impressed by Maharaj's performance at just eight years old."

"Lachhu Maharaj was best known for his inherent sense of rhythm which was best exemplified in his solo performances. Even though he played alongside nearly all the greatest tabla players of his time, his solo performance are the most remembered. Girija Devi, whom he often collaborated with, claimed that "he would play for hours without repeating himself, new gats, tukras and parans, leaving his audiences awestruck," further informs the blog.

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