Karnataka Government on Monday declared a day’s mourning on the demise of legendary vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, who was born at Gadag in Dharwad district of Karnataka.

Governor H.R. Bhardwaj in his condolence message said, “I express my deep sense of loss and grief on the demise of tallest Hindustani Musician. King of Kirana Gharana, Joshi had mesmerised music connoisseurs and the commoners equally with his performance all over the world.”

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa expressed grief over the demise of Joshi, whom he described as a “most talented musician.”

Mr. Yeddyurappa left for Pune to pay his last respects to the departed soul.


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