Bhimsen Joshi

World Music Singer

Birthday February 4, 1922

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace India

DEATH DATE Jan 24, 2011 (88)

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Indian vocalist known for his performance of Hindustani classical vocal music.

Before Fame

He left his home at age 11 to study music and search for a guru. He succeeded in finding one at age fourteen.


He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest honor for civilian achievement and public service, in 2008.

Family Life

He married Sunanda Hunagund in 1944, and they had four children. He later married Vatsala Mudholkar in 1951 and had three children.

Associated With

Tannishtha Chatterjee was also a Hindustani classical vocalist.