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Pt. Bhimsen Joshi

One of the great sons of Indian soil, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi has become an icon of Indian Music today. The Heights of success he has achieved, are the rarest in the World of Art in this century.

Born in 1922 in the town of Gadag in Karnataka, the Maestro's passion for music started at a very young age. His life is the very stuff for legend. Flight from the secure environs of home while still in his early teens in search of Guru, encounters with musicians all over India in this quest, the circular culmination of this journey in Kundgol, where he found his Guru and Mentor, Pt. Rambhau Kundgolkar, alias Sawai Gandharva. It is an epic saga of struggle, of a single-pointed thirst for music. Perhaps that is why Panditji has been a daredevil, a risk taker for most of his life. Through his excellent absorption of the souls of various Gayakies, he has created a unique blend, adding his own introspective aesthetic sense. The result is his unique Bhimsen Gayaki.

With tremendous power to perform with amazing vocal expression, Panditji has created a New Era which gives an interesting dimension to Kirana tradition of Hindusthani Music. His Musical Philosophy rests in not being revolutionary or provoking but in being emotive, intense and soothing in nature. To achieve the core of Art, creating in a true sense the catharsis in audience's mind, is the supreme goal of his performance. With this divine power, Bhimsenji's music has crossed the borders of nations and has touched the hearts of the' Rasika' of the World.


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