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Monday, January 24, 2011

Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi

Born February 4th, 1922
Passed Away January 24th, 2011

A few more days and I'd have called him to wish him my usual birthday greeting. Have done that for the last who-knows-how-many years. It was something that I always enjoyed, thanking him for each year that we got to listen to him.

I admired him in ways that are so difficult to describe on paper. And I am in no mood to write anything at all. The music I am listening to, right now, is his Malkauñs (You can listen to part of it here) —It is a piece that I have always loved. The taans are heavenly …

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Blogger Sandip said...

He was a great singer indeed, miss watching him Dordarshan, use to do it always when i was a kid, although never understood classical music back then...

02 February, 2011 03:22


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