BHARAT RATNA
Deccan Chronicle 6 November 2008-L.E.

India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, has been awarded to legendary Hindustani classical exponent Pandit Bhimsen Joshi which is not only a great honour to him but for all classical Hindustani musicians (Bharat Ratna for Bhimsen, Nov. 5). Seven years ago, shehnai Ustad Late Bismillah Khan was honored with this award. His music will not only be cherished by present generations but also in the future.

He is one of the most precious jewels in the world of classical music.

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