Earlier Chavan had also declared a classical music lifetime achievement awards, with Rs. 1 lakh and a memento, in the Panditji's memory. The minister was quiet impressed with the work of PMC on the memorial of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi who belonged to Karnataka, but chose Pune as his home town. The minister said that the Kaladalan is a real presentation of the classical work of Bhimsen.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, state cooperatives minister Harshwardhan Patil, mayor Mohansingh Rajpal, deputy mayor Prasanna Jagtap, leader of opposition in the PMC Aba Bagul and Joshi"s son Shriniwas, with other journalist and corporators also graced the occasion.