Joshi was born at Gadag in Dharwad district of Karnataka. The state Governor HR Bhardwaj in his condolence message said, “I express my deep sense of loss and grief on the demise of tallest Hindustani Musician. King of Kirana Gharana, Joshi had mesmerised music connoisseurs and the commoners equally with his performance all over the world."
Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has found time to go to Pune, inspite of all the political mess, to pay respects to Joshi's soul. He expressed grief over the demise of the music moghul. The CM described Joshi as a “most talented musician."
(With inputs from PTI)