Like a rishi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was egoless3 min read 25 Jan 2011, 12:14 AM IST
Like a rishi, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was egoless
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was the disciple of Sawai Gandharva ji and belonged to the Kirana Gharana of Hindustani classical music. However, his influences were manifold and that helped him develop his own style of singing. He is, for instance, known for creating his own style of khayal gayiki and was a great exponent of traditional devotional music in the form of bhajans and abhangas. He appealed to more contemporary tastes also, notably through his outstanding rendition of that very popular 1988 tune on national integration, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.