PM condoles death of Bhimsen Joshi

New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singhtoday expressed grief over the death of legendary vocalistPandit Bhimsen Joshi, saying it was a national loss.

"I am sad to learn about the passing away of BharatRatna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. It is a national loss," Singh saidin a condolence message.

Observing that Panditji was among the greatest musicians,the Prime Minister said, "Millions and millions of musiclovers all over the world enjoyed and will continue to enjoyhis music genius."

Joshi, 87, died in Pune today after a prolongedillness.

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