Dr. Bhimsen Joshi (89) passes away

2:33 PM, Monday, January 24th, 2011
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Dr. Bhimsen JoshiPune: Death occurred to Dr. Bhimsen Joshi, Bharat Ratna and world renowned Indian Classical Uttaradi musician, here in Pune at his residence. He was 89, a veteran vocalist, a bhajan singer and a classicist from Karnataka settled in Pune.
Pandit Joshi was born in Gadag in 1922. He got trained in Kirana Gharana, under the great vocalist Sawai Gandharva.  He was a radio artist in Mumbai. He made waves among music lovers with his album at 22 (1944). Both critics and masses praised his music.
Dr. Bhimsen JoshiHe also acted in dramas as a hero and married the heroine Vatsala.  He was in Mangalore several times and local people nurtured his music. His place in Northern music circles may not be filled up ever.


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