Tabla maestro Pandit Lacchu Maharaj passed away on 28 July 2016 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He was 72. Lacchu Maharaj has been described as one of the frontline tabla players in the world. Pandit Lacchu Maharaj belonged to Banaras Gharana. His real name was Lakshmi Narayan Singh. Other than his professional performances all over the world, he played the tabla in many Bollywood films.
• He had married French woman Teena.