India: Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, master classical singer, passes away

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, one of the contemporary masters of Indian vocal music (and in particular, Hindustani music from the northern part of the country) died in Pune, India yesterday. He was 88 years old. Here is a segment on the Public Radio International program The World about his legacy. Above and below (in two parts), the maestro performing a khayal in 1977. [Video Link 1, Video Link 2]. There's a wonderful playlist of some 40 videos on YouTube with fan-uploaded clips from throughout his career. Go have a listen.