Pandit Bhimsen Joshi passes away

Legendary vocalist Bhimsen Joshi, who was on life support system for a few days, passed away at 8:00 am (IST) at Sayadari hospital in Pune today. The doctors tried their best but weren't sure if he would bounce back. His kidney and lungs had stopped working and he was immediately put on ventilator. In the past four days his condition had deteriorated. Media is not allowed inside and his body is still in the hospital. Family is yet to decide where will the body be kept.
Joshi had shown signs of improvement a few days ago and had even been taken off ventilator support for three days. However on Saturday his condition started taking a turn for the worse. Bhimsen was admitted after suffering from severe diarrhoea. He was put on respiratory support for about a week. The ventilator was withdrawn subsequently but was reinstated two days later.