### On the convergence of the Bhattacharyya bounds in the multiparametric case

Shanbhag (1972, 1979) showed that the diagonality of the Bhattacharyya matrix characterizes the set of normal, Poisson, binomial, negative binomial, gamma or Meixner hypergeometric distributions. In this note, using Shanbhag's techniques, we show that if a certain generalized version of the Bhattacharyya matrix is diagonal, then the bivariate distribution is either normal, Poisson, binomial, negative binomial, gamma or Meixner hypergeometric. Bartoszewicz (1980) extended the result of Blight and...