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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar passes away

Legendary musician Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego on 12th december 2012 Wednesday(12.12.2012). He was 92.
Birth name-Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury
Born-7 April 1920
Varanasi, United Provinces, British India
San Diego, California, United States
Genres-Hindustani classical music
Occupations-composer, musician
Instruments-sitar
Years active-1939–2012 
A recipient of Bharat Ratna in 1996, Shankar maintained residences in both India and the United States. He is survived by his wife Sukanya; daughter Norah Jones; daughter Anoushka Shankar Wright and husband Joe Wright; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Ravi Shankar 
was an Indian musician and composer who played the plucked string instrument sitar. He has been described as the best known contemporary Indian musician.
Shankar was born in Varanasi and spent his youth touring Europe and India with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
In 1956, he began to tour Europe and America playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and rock artist George Harrison of The Beatles. Shankar engaged Western music by writing concerti for sitar and orchestra and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992 he served as a nominated member of the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999, and received three Grammy Awards. He continued to perform in the 2000s, sometimes with his daughter Anoushka.

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