Last Updated: 01 Feb, 2023 | Views: 358
Famous For: Khayal form of singing
Higher Education: Madhava Music School
Bhimsen Joshi is a well-known Indian vocalist born in Karnataka. His "Khayal" style of singing made him well-known worldwide. He enjoyed playing the harmonium and the tempura and would frequently leave the house when he heard a column of bhajan singers or the Azaan. Upon his return, he studied music for four years, from 1936 to 1940, under Pandit Sawai Gandharva.
In 1941: When Bhimsen performed live for the first time, his career officially began.
In 1943: Bhimsen relocated to Mumbai and began to work as a radio performer.
Bhimsen created devotional music in various languages, including Hindi, and Kannada, all of which were adored by the audience.
From 1953 through 2002, Bhimsen was the festival's sole director.
In 1984: Bhimsen received a platinum disc for the first time for a Hindustani vocalist.
In 1985: Bhimsen won the National Picture Award for Best Playback Male Vocalist for his performance as a playback singer.
In 2008, Bhimsen received the Swami Haridas Award; in 2009, the Delhi government presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2005: Bhimsen Joshi received the Karnataka Ratna.
Bhimsen has become a playback singer, contributing to numerous Bollywood and Tollywood motion pictures with songs.
Achievements and Awards:
Sangeet Natak Akademi awarded Bhimsen with the prize in 1976.
Bhimsen was honored in 2000 with the Aditya Vikram Birla KalashikharPuruskar.
Few people know the renowned Hindustani classical music pioneer's love of football, yoga, and swimming.