Bhimsen Joshi( 4 February 1922 - 24 January 2011 )
Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi 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 .
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.
Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi was born in a town called Ron, in the Gadag district of Karnataka on 4 February 1922 to Gururaj Joshi and Godavaribai, a home-maker. Bhimsen was the eldest among 16 siblings. He lost his mother at a young age and was raised by his stepmother.
As a child, Bhimsen was fascinated with music...