Pt.Bheemasen Joshi honoured with Bharata Ratna

This is a great moment as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, A Madhwa is conferred
with highest and the most prestigious civilian award of the country;
Bharat Ratna. Its a moment of pride for all the Madhwas, Kannadigas,
Music lovers.
 
A gem from kirana gharana who has been
mesmerizing people with his unique voice, has been very famous for his
Hindustani classical vocals in the forms of khayals, Daasavani in
kannada, Abhangs of Marathi and Bhajans of hindi.
 

Born
in Joshi family of Veeranarayanana Beedu Gadag. Gadag was then famous
for its kaavya and sangeetha kale due to Sri Huilgol Narayana Rayaru,
Kumara Vyaasa. Learnt khayal and Hindustani classical from his guru Sri
Rambhau Kundagolkar who is better known as Sri Sawai Gandharva. Left
home at the age of 11 in search of guru. Learnt khayal and Hindustani
classical from his guru Sri Rambhau Kundagolkar who is better known as
Sri Sawai Gandharva. Later learnt under Sri Sawai Gandharva with Guru
Shishya parampara.  

In Kannada he was the one who started with Daasavani with HMV
and is well known for declining to sing Vachanas, for he wanted to sing
only Hari daasa keerthanegalu. He is the pioneer in making Hari daasa
sahitya reach every home. Let us salute this sangeeta sant for getting
this award.
Report: SANDEEP R INAMDAR

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