Bhimsen Joshi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bhimsen Joshi

Indian vocalist

Date of Birth: 04-Feb-1922

Place of Birth: Ron, Karnataka, India

Date of Death: 24-Jan-2011

Profession: actor, composer, singer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Bhimsen Joshi

  • Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi ( (listen); 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011) was an Indian vocalist from Karnataka, in the Hindustani classical tradition.
  • He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs).
  • Bhimsen Joshi belongs to Kirana gharana tradition of Hindustani Classical Music.
  • Pt.
  • Joshi is noted for his concerts, in fact no other singer in India has given so many concerts as Pt.
  • Joshi.
  • It is also worth mentioning that in 1964, King of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah, himself invited Pt.
  • Joshi for a concert in Kabul.
  • Between 1964 to 1982 Joshi toured Italy, France, Canada and USA.
  • He was the first musician from India whose concerts were advertised through posters in New York city, USA.
  • Bhimsen Joshi was instrumental in organising the Sawai Gandharva Music Festival annually, as homage to his guru, Pandit Sawai Gandharva.In 1998, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama.
  • Subsequently, he received the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, in 2009.
  • He is also known as the 'God of Singing' or 'God of Music'.

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