Classical singer Manik Bhide chosen for Bhimsen Joshi award

On 26th September 2017, famous vocalist Manik Bhide was chosen for the prestigious Bharatratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi award for the year 2017-18, for her contribution to the field of music.  The Bhimen Joshi Award is given by the Maharashtra government. It is the highest award in the category of performing arts. It consists of Rs.5 lakh cash prize.