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PANDIT BHIMSEN JOSHI

Date of Birth : 04-02-1922

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Bharat Ratna in 2008
Karnataka Ratna in 2005
Maharashtra Bhushan in 2002[citation needed]
Padma Vibhushan in 1999
First platinum disc in 1986 [8]
Padma Bhushan in 1985
Sangeet Natak
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Akademi Award in 1976
Padma Shree in 1972
Biography
 
Personal life

Bhimsen Joshi was born in a Kannadiga family in the town of Gadag in northern part of Karnataka state[2][3]. His father Guracharya Joshi was a school teacher. Bhimsen was the eldest in a family of 16 siblings. Some of the siblings still live in their ancestral home in Gadag[4]. Bhimsen lost his mother when he was young and his step mother raised him.

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arranged his marriage at his early age to a girl named Sunanda. The couple bore two sons Raghavendra and Anand. Both of them are light classical vocalists. Later Bhimsen married co-artist Vatsala. (She died in 2004). With Vatsala Bhimsen fathered two sons and a daughter. One of them Shrinivas is a vocalist and composer and has issued a few commercial recordings.

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Until the first half of the 20th century Khyal was principally taught in the Guru Shishya (master-disciple) tradition. Bhimsen's guru Sawai Gandharva was the chief disciple of Abdul Karim Khan who along with his cousin Abdul Waheed Khan was the founder of the Kirana Gharana school of Hindustani music.

Joshi heard a recording of Abdul Karim Khan when he was a child and was inspired to become a musician. In 1933 the 11-year-old Bhimsen left from home to find a master and learn music. With the help of money lent by his co-passengers in the train Bhimsen reached Dharwar first and later went to Pune. Later he moved to Gwalior and got into Madhava Music School a school run by Maharajas of Gwalior with the help of famous Sarod player Hafiz Ali Khan. He travelled for 3 years in North India including in Delhi Kolkata Gwalior Lucknow and Rampur trying to find a good guru. Eventually his father succeeded in tracking him down in Jalandar and brought young Bhimsen back home.

In 1936 Rambhau Kundgolkar a native of Dharwad popularly known as Sawai Gandharva agreed to be his guru. Bhimsen Joshi stayed at his house in the traditional guru-shishya (teacher-student) tradition gleaning knowledge of music from his master as and when he could while performing odd-jobs in his house. Another renowned vocalist from the Kirana Gharana Gangubai Hangal was a co-student of Bhimsen during this time. Joshi continued his training with Sawai Gandharva till 1940.

Joshi moved to Mumbai in 1943 and worked as a Radio Artist. He first performed live at the age 19. His debut album containing a few devotional songs in Kannada and Hindi was released by HMV when he was 22.

Bhimsen's music has been hailed by both the critics and the masses. His performances have been marked by spontaneity accurate notes dizzyingly-paced taans which make use of his exceptional voice training and a mastery over rhythm. He was ever the wanderer engendering brilliant phrases and taans more intuitively than through deliberation. Never the one to be controlled by the rigours of theory he sailed high sometimes floundering nevertheless reaching out to the stars. He makes occasional use of sargam and tihaais and favours traditional compositions of the Kirana gharana. Over the years he has specialized in a few ragas which he usually performs. Some of the ragas he likes and is known for are Shuddha Kalyan Mian ki Todi Puriya Dhanashree Multani Bhimpalasi Darbari and Ramkali. Besides Abdul Karim Khan Bhimsen has been influenced by musicians such as Kesarbai Kerkar Begum Akhtar and Ustad Amir Khan. Bhimsen's own style emerged over the years after assimilating and juxtaposing what he liked most from different styles.

Joshi has also sung for films like Basant Bahar (with Manna Dey) 'Birbal My Brother' (with Pandit Jasraj) and Nodi Swami Naavu Irodhu Heege. He also sung for films 'Tansen'(Released in 1958)[citation needed] and 'Ankahee'( Released in 1985).

In devotional music he is most well known for his Kannada Bhajans especially the album Dasavani and Marathi abhangs. He is also universally recognized in India for opening the famous Mile Sur Mera Tumhara music video on national integration.

Joshi conducts an annual classical musical festival called the Sawai Gandharva Music Festival in the memory of his guru. This festival is held in Pune every December
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