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Who was Pandit Bhimsen Joshi?

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Jayanti:

Prime Minister paid homage to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the classical music vocalist, on his centenary birth anniversary.

  • Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was born on February 4, 1922.
  • He received the Bharat Ratna in 2008.
  • He is remembered for his famous ragas including Shuddha Kalyan, Miyan Ki Todi, Puriya Dhanashri and Multani etc.
  • He belonged to the Kirana Gharana.
  • Kirana Gharana got its name from a small town called Kerana in Uttar Pradesh.
  • It was founded by Ustad Abdul Karim Khan.
  • Famous artists such as Abdul Wahid Khan, Suresh Babu Mane, Hira Bai Badodekar, and Roshanara Begum belong to this Gharana.
  • He belonged to the school of Hindustani classical music.

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