Tributes to the doyen of Hindustani Classical music, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, on his 99th birth anniversary today.

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Tributes to the doyen of Hindustani Classical music, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, on his 99th birth anniversary today. A doyen of the Kirana Gharana, he was renowned for the ‘khayal’ form of singing, as well as for his bhajans and abhangs.

Here is a rare photo of Music Director Shankar, Lyricist Shailendra, Bhimsen Joshi, Manna Dey, Music Director Jaikishan and Music Assistant Dattaram at the rehearsal of the song “Ketaki Gulaab Juhi Champakaban Phoole” from ‘Basant Bahar’ (1956).

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