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Manik Bhide Chosen for Bhimsen Joshi Award

Published on October 02, 2017
Renowned vocalist Manik Bhide has been chosen for the prestigious Bharat Ratnaatna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi award for the year 2017-18 for her contribution in the field of music.

  • Bhimsen Joshi is the state award of Maharashtra Government which consists of R.s five lakh in cash a plaque and citation
  • The selection committee comprised Culture Minister Vinod Tawde, Pandit Keshav Ginde, Nathrao Neralkar and Kamlabai Bhonde. 
  • Earlier, Kishori Amonkar, Pandit Jasraj, Prabha Atre, pandit Ram Narayan and Parvin Sultana were honoured with this award.

About Manik Joshi

  • She was born in Kolhapur in 1935
  • She had received encouragement from her parents to take up classical singing and later she became a singer of Jaipur-Atroli Gharana'. 
  • After her marriage, she shifted to Mumbai and continued her classical singing under the guidance of doyen of classical music (late) Kishori Amonkar. 
  • Bhide was invited by the All India Radio (AIR) as well from time to time to present some compositions, as per the communication. 

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