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Bhimsen Joshi and Vintage car

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is well known as a devoted driver and also a great car lover. I had an opportunity to observe Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia coming in a vintage just a few days ago. I think god was not satisfied with whatever he gave me. The reason for saying so is, just next day, I got a chance to capture the vintage car owned by Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

Kalashree, the well known residence of the late maestro Pandit Bhimsen Joshi is not far from my house. So, often while coming back to my home, I change my way a bit and take the way which goes from the front of his house. So, on one day I was passing by Kalashree, I found that all the new cars were shifted to the yard of neighbors and one old vintage car, which was much loved by Bhimsen Joshi was kept in the yard.

Vintage car of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi

I just stopped my bike and rushed to the watchman and asked him if he would allow me to get a snap of that holy vehicle. Surprisingly, without saying a single word. He allowed to to get a snap. This vintage car is a witness of hours of journey with Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. He must have loved and cared this vehicle with utmost care. When I for the first time got a look of this car, all the memories of the maestro Bhimsen Joshi stood in front of me for a moment.

By Mandar Karanjkar

Mandar Karanjkar is author, motivational speaker and consultant based in Pune. Mandar works with handful of organizations helping them with strategy, communication and culture. Mandar is trained in Indian Classical Music over a decade. He is a classical singer and flute player.

Mandar has written columns for many reputed newspapers. Engineer by profession, he conducts workshops and delivers talks on subjects as wide as strategy, innovation, online marketing, spirituality, Kabir, Zen etc.

Mandar is a published author.

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