A scholar, musician and a great soul who helped thousands of blind children passed away in Gadag at the age of 97. Gadag is the hometown of famous musicians such as Pt.Bhimsen Joshi, Mallikarjun Mansur & Gangubai Hanagal. Blinded at the age of 6months, Pt. Gavai was an accomplished musician who mastered Sitar & Sarangi, he wrote hundreds of Kritis in Kannada, Hindi & Sanskrit, all in braille, composed music in both Hindustani & Karnatak styles. Most of all the ashram he founded gave life to thousands of blind children.
He was a great soul indeed.
May his soul rest in peace!!.
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