Bhimsen Joshi, My Father

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9780199467112

Publication date:

07/10/2016

Hardback

234 pages

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9780199467112

Publication date:

07/10/2016

Hardback

234 pages

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi and Translated by Shirish Chindhade

This is a revealing account of the Hindustani classical music maestro Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s (1922–2011) little-known personal life, as told by his eldest son, Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi.

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Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi and Translated by Shirish Chindhade

Description

One of the foremost exponents of the Hindustani classical tradition, music maestro Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (1922–2011) mesmerized audiences with his soulful renditions of bhajans and khayals. A legend who amalgamated technical skill with passion and intensity, who took the kirana gharana to the masses, he was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 2009—the only male vocalist, so far, to have been honoured with this award.
In this intensely emotional account, Bhimsen Joshi and his first wife Sunanda’s son, Raghavendra, journeys from childhood to adulthood to recreate his father’s life, piecing together the myriad anecdotes and revelations he gathered over the years from various family members. He reminisces the days spent with his Bhimanna, the early morning riyaz with a resonating tanpura, the drives across the country for a concert, the Bhairavi echoing in distant horizons, as well as tales of his interaction with common people and his mastery over several languages.
This is a revealing account of the legendary singer’s little-known personal life. This is the memoir of Bhimanna’s forsaken son who lived in the shadow of his father’s brilliance.

About the Author

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi
is the eldest son of Hindustani classical vocal maestro Bhimsen Joshi. He served in defence production for fifteen years and later became an entrepreneur.

Translated by Shirish Chindhade was the principal of M.U. College of Commerce, Pimpri, Pune. He has published several articles and translates between Marathi and English.

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi and Translated by Shirish Chindhade

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi and Translated by Shirish Chindhade

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi and Translated by Shirish Chindhade

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi and Translated by Shirish Chindhade

Description

One of the foremost exponents of the Hindustani classical tradition, music maestro Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (1922–2011) mesmerized audiences with his soulful renditions of bhajans and khayals. A legend who amalgamated technical skill with passion and intensity, who took the kirana gharana to the masses, he was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 2009—the only male vocalist, so far, to have been honoured with this award.
In this intensely emotional account, Bhimsen Joshi and his first wife Sunanda’s son, Raghavendra, journeys from childhood to adulthood to recreate his father’s life, piecing together the myriad anecdotes and revelations he gathered over the years from various family members. He reminisces the days spent with his Bhimanna, the early morning riyaz with a resonating tanpura, the drives across the country for a concert, the Bhairavi echoing in distant horizons, as well as tales of his interaction with common people and his mastery over several languages.
This is a revealing account of the legendary singer’s little-known personal life. This is the memoir of Bhimanna’s forsaken son who lived in the shadow of his father’s brilliance.

About the Author

Raghavendra Bhimsen Joshi
is the eldest son of Hindustani classical vocal maestro Bhimsen Joshi. He served in defence production for fifteen years and later became an entrepreneur.

Translated by Shirish Chindhade was the principal of M.U. College of Commerce, Pimpri, Pune. He has published several articles and translates between Marathi and English.

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