The month of November is like from one of the lines of Bhagyadha Lakshmi Baramma Dasa Sahitya….song Sakkare Thuppa Kaluve Harasi….,for Kannada language.
The classical tag has come to Kannada language just a day before the 53 Kannada Rajyotsava (According to SMS messages “Big reasons to be proud of Kannada – 3rd oldest after Sanskrit and Tamil. When Kaviraja Marga was written, English was in cradle and Hindi was not born at all. English has no script its written in latin and Hindi is written in Devanagari, though Tamil has script its logically imperfect as common letters were used for many pronunciations. KANNADA is 99.9% perfect can write and what you speak can read what you write. Highest Gnanapeetha awards than any language)
And now on 4th of November 2008 we receive the news of Kannadiga Pandit Bhimsen Joshi to get Bharat Rathna award the highest honor of this country is the proudest moment. Is it not Sakkare Thuppa Kaluve Harasi….situation for all Kannadigas?
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi the specialist in ‘Khirana Gharana’ the 86 years old Hindustani Singer has sung for Kannada film ‘Sandhya Raaga’ – Nambide Ninna Nadha Devathaye…..for Dr.Rajakumar and that became a huge hit. That is a evergreen song to this day. Dr. Bhimsen Joshi was introduced to Kannada cinema playback singing by music director G.K.Venkatesh. One of the classic films of Kannada cinema ‘Sandhya Raga’ was releases in the fag end of the year 1966. Shailashri Productions made this ‘Sandhya Raga’ that was directed by H.Krishnamurthy. Dr.Rajakumar, Bharathi, Udayakumar, KS Ashwath, Narasimharaju, Shylasri starred in ‘Sandhya Raaga’.
Later for Ananthnag (Ananthnag hot favorite singer is Pandit Bhimsen Joshi) in ‘Nodi Swami Navirodhe Heege’ a film of Shanker Nag in the flash back scene Pandit Bhimsen Joshi song Bhagyadha Lakshmi Baramma…..in the premises of a temple reached the height of popularity.
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is the second Kannadiga to receive the Bharata Rathna. The earlier one was the most brainy engineer and simpleton Dr.Sir M Vishveswaraya.
For the music lovers we give you one of the best audio cassette collection sung by Bharata Rathna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. The audio released by Sagar Audio is titled as ‘Enna Paliso’. Thappu Nodhadhe Bandheya….Ele Mana Murariyene….Neenyako Ninna Hangyato….Karunakara Nee Nambuvdyako….Indhu Enage Sri Govinda….SAdha Enna Hrudayadalli…Muruthiyane Nilliso….Enna Paliso Karunakara….are some of the best renderings of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.