Remembering a legend

Remembering a legend

Past Forward

soulful Shrinivas Joshi

Jointly organised by Raj Bhavan and Doordorshan Kendra, Bangalore, the artistes created a magical world by rendering popular bhajans, abhang and dasavanis.

 Inaugurating the show, Governor H R Bhardwaj appreciated Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as an artiste who had sung straight from his heart. “I have never been so impressed by any other musician than Bhimsen Joshi. His rendition is a blend of music and spirituality. He had achieved perfection in his field,” he said.

The event began with a dance performance to Bhimsen Joshi’s  most sought-after song Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma. Lakshmi Gururaj and troupe from Nrutya Niketana, Kodavooru , Udupi presented ashta lakshmis gracefully. They also graced the stage to numbers like Indu Enage Govinda and Neenyako Ninna Hangyako.    

The highlight of the event was the performance of Srinivas Joshi, son of Bhimsen Joshi, who sang a Marathi abhang, Teertha Vittala Kshetra Vittala. He also sang another devotional piece Yake Mookanaade. With his talent and involvement, he succeeded to impress the crowd. Meanwhile, artist G Jagadish sketched the devotion of an ardent devotee towards God.

Jayateertha Mevundi, a talented vocalist, treated the audience with Sada Yenna Hrudayadalli, a composition by Vijayadasa. Ananth Terdal, a veteran vocalist, enthralled the crowd with Yenna Palisu Karunakara and Yaadava Nee Ba.

    Prasanna Gudi, another musical exponent, presented Thunga Theeradi wonderfully while G Jagadish depicted it in his brush and colours.

A young singer, Nishanth S V, beautifully rendered Nambide Ninna Naadadevatheye from the Kannada movie Sandhya Raaga and Theliso Illa Mulugiso. Upendra Bhat rendered Karuniso Ranga and Maje Mahera Pandari, a composition by Eknath in Mishra Taal.
Narasimhalu Vadavati, Chairman of the Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy, performed Jo Bhaje Hari Ko on clarinet as a concluding piece.

      The artistes were accompanied by Ravindra Kakoti on harmonium, Gurumurthy Vaidya and Udayaraj Karpur on tabla, G K Shashidhar on violin, Nagendra Bhat on taal, Vijaykumar Desai and Shrilalakshmi Gudi on tanpur support.

Jayaram, a fan of Bhimsen Joshi, said, “I have come from Marathahalli only to watch this programme. I was expecting Mile Sur Mera Tumhara song, but that wasn’t performed. All the performers tried their best to fill life into Panditji’s songs. But, Panditji is Panditji, no one can surpass him,” he said.    

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