Younger kathak artiste Shinjini Kulkarni credit her guru, Pt Birju Maharaj, as the most important blessing in her life. She values his teachings and the non-public relationship they shared. Deepmala Sachan additionally cherishes her relationship along with her guru, Kumkum Dhar, who skilled her in kathak and closely influenced her life. Kumkum Adarsh remembers her guru, Pandit Lachhu Maharaj, who taught her confidence and easy methods to face her fears. She established the Lachhu Maharaj Ballet Centre in his honor after his demise.