Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Vocalist
A brilliant exponent in the field of Hindustani classical music, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is a legend who has not just earned the respect and admiration of his fans but that of his critics as well. Famous for perfecting the Khayal, a form of Hindustani classical, Bhimsen Joshi was also known for his presentation of devotional music. His most memorable performance that is recalled by his fans even today is the song ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’. Bhimsen Joshi was honoured with several awards over the course of his illustrious career. In 2008, he was conferred with India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’.