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Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
Classical Vocal

A musical marvel. In the forefront of the renaissance of Indian classical music. An exponent of the "Kirana Gharana" and "Khayal" tradition of Hindustani Classical music. Gifted with a mellifluous voice that has a divine quality such that it lifts his listeners to an altogether new world. For over 50 years now, he has enthralled classical music lovers all over the globe. Is rightly reckoned as an institution by himself.

A disciple of Sawai Gandharva. In memory of his Guru, was instrumental in starting the Annual Sawai Gandharva Festival in Pune over 56 years ago. Among the accolades conferred on Panditji - the Padma Shri (1972), Padma Bhushan (1985), Padma Vibhushan (1999), the Maharashtra Bhushan (2002), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1975), the Tansen Sanman (1998) from MP, the Karnataka Ratna (2005) and the Bharat Ratna (2008). Truly a living legend.

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