The Bharat Ratna adorns a real gem from Gadag

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Six days after he turned 87, Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi (second from right, middle row) with his near and dear ones, after being handed the nation’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in Poona on Tuesday afternoon.

Photograph: courtesy media wing, ministry of home affairs

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Jewels before the train for Hubli chugged away