Birju Maharaj Quote
I was born in Lucknow 1938, 4 February. It was Friday. A hot day as it usually happens in spring... in that home where I was born there were only girls. I was the only boy. So our neighbours came saw that that there were all girls and just one boy... like Krishna and gopis they used to say. So my name became Brijmohan Misra. Brij is the name of the city where Krishna was born and 'Mohan 'means attraction. Brijmohan is a way of saying Krishna, the god of love and dance.
In Reena Shah (January 2006). Movement in Stills: The Dance and Life of Kumudini Lakhia. Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd. pp. 117–. ISBN 978-81-88204-42-7.