Bharat Ratna for Pandit Bhimsen Joshi
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, 86, was chosen for the highest civilian award in the country, the Bharat Ratna on Tuesday night.
Joshi is the sixth person from the field of art and culture to receive this award after Satyajit Ray, M S Subbulakshmi, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Lata Mangeshkar and Ustad Bismillah Khan.
Joshi was born in Gadag district of Karnataka on February 19, 1922. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1972, Padma Bhushan in 1985 and Padma Vibhushan in 1991.