Named after late classical vocalist Bhimsen Joshi, the award has been instituted by the state government to promote classical music and recognize an individual's prolonged contribution in the field of classical vocal and instrumental.
The 'Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi classical music life achievement award' carries Rs 5 lakh and a citation, Director of Cultural Affairs of the state government, Ashutosh Ghorpade said.


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