Monday, January 24, 2011

RIP Bhimsen Joshi

Bhimsen Joshi died this morning
Joshi, who would have turned a year older Feb 4, was rushed to the Sahyadri Hospital Dec 31. He was suffering from old age related ailments, including kidney problems, and had been admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit.

The 88-year old Hindustani classical exponent was on ventilator and underwent periodic dialysis during the past 25 days.

"However, since Saturday evening, his condition deteriorated and he started sinking despite all our efforts. He breathed his last at 8.05 a.m.," Atul Joshi told. 

Listen to him here.


km said...

What a voice. The man was a genius.

JP said...

I got back from a particularly tiring rehearsal to hear about this. Sat down with a scotch and listened to a Joshi CD. RIP.

dipali said...

The end of an era. RIP, Panditji