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The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav, the biggest festival of classical music in India, organized every year by the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal which was founded by Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, shall take place between 13th to 17th December this year. Like the previous years this festival of music shall be organized at the New English School Raman Baug ground, Pune.

The festival has been renamed as the ‘Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav’ since the year after the demise of Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi. The festival was initially known as the ‘Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav’.

“This being the 65th year of this mega music fest, which enjoys patronage of music lovers from all around the world, the Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal has decided to hold it for 5 days in this particular year”, informed Shrinivas Joshi, Executive President, Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal.


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