Pune: The music world in India is under grief. Today, Pandit Bhimsem Joshi passed away. In his memory, the sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan described Pandit as a ‘Kohinoor of the music world’. His death, Amjad said, marks the end of a timeless legacy.
Pandit Bhimsem Joshi died this morning, at 8:05 a.m., at the Pune’s Sahyadri Hospital, at the age of 88 years, due to old age caused disorder. He was a true icon of music in general, and the Kohinoor of the music world in India. He never forgot where he came from, and he was a very humble and simple man his entire life.
Amjad talked about the last time had seen Pandit a couple of months ago. The two met in Pune after news about the ill health of Pandit came out. Amjad said that he had felt the joy and happiness in his voice, but that his condition deteriorated later on. Yesterday, Amjad sustained a concert in Pune, and visited Pandit in the hospital. ‘It was sad to see him suffer.’