Pandit Ravi Shankar

  • West Bengal: Mamata renames streets in Kolkata April 30, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday renamed seventeen streets in the metropolis after legendary personalities from the world of industry, arts, music and others. The streets were given new names after RP Goenka, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ram Manohar Lohia, Uttam Kumar, Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Saheb, Debabrata Biswas...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's last session recordings to be released in May April 12, 2013

    Washington: The last recordings of the world renowned sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar would be released in May this year. This would be the first posthumous release of the recordings of Pandit Ravi Shankar, who died in December last year. In a statement on Thursday, East Meets West Music said...
  • Best world music Grammy award for Pandit Ravi Shankar February 11, 2013

    Apart from being honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award, Late Pandit Ravi Shankar was awarded his fourth Grammy award for The Living Room Sessions Part 1. ...
  • Anoushka, Norah receive Pandit Ravi Shankar's Grammy February 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: Sixty days after his demise, sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy award, which was jointly accepted by his musically gifted daughters Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones. Anoushka, a reputed sitarist herself, and Norah, who has carved a niche as a singer-songwriter, attended the...
  • 19 people we will miss January 5, 2013

    1. Gore Vidal, 86 An American author, playwright, essayist and an occasional actor, who also aspired to be the President. Few litterateurs have made their presence felt in public life as Vidal. He was witty and acerbic and his penchant for sharp, incisive statements put him at loggerheads with his contemporaries...
  • Ravi Shankar was always young at heart: Gulzar December 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Writer-lyricist Gulzar, who worked with Pandit Ravi Shankar for 1979 movie 'Meera', remembers the late sitar maestro as an honest person who was young at heart. "When I offered 'Meera' to him, he said he will listen to the script when he was in India next and then decide. But...
  • Raakhee once took sitar lessons from Ravi Shankar December 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Raakhee Gulzar spent weeks learning how to play the sitar from the maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar himself. It was for her role of the unfulfilled housewife in Aparna Sen's 'Paroma'. Recalling the glorious time she had strumming those magical strings under the guidance of the late master sitarist, Raakhee...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal December 14, 2012

    Indian classical musician and Pandit Ravi Shankar's disciple Pandit Barun Kumar Pal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on Indian classical music. Q. When did you last speak to him? And if not very personal, could you share some of the things you talked...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? December 13, 2012

    Did Pandit Ravi Shankar show the way as to how the classical arts can be kept alive in the contemporary world? ...
  • Grammy lifetime achievement honour for Pandit Ravi Shankar December 13, 2012

    Washington: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar would receive the lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers of the top music award announced on Thursday. Shankar would receive the award posthumous on February 10 at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, said the Recording Academy, which gives the prestigious Grammy...
  • News 360: CAG report on illegal mining tabled in Karnataka Assembly December 12, 2012

    The music world loses a gem, sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away, the prime minister leads the tributes, says an era has ended. ...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar is an immortal personality: Birju Maharaj December 12, 2012

    Expressing his condolences over the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, renowned Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj said that he had no words to express what he was feeling. "To say that I feel sad will be an understatement," said Birju Maharaj. "He is an immortal personality, he took sitar to great...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar bridged the gap between the East and the West: Shovana Narayan December 12, 2012

    Prominent dancer Shovana Narayan looks back at the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on popularising Indian culture abroad in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Is there a possibility of the Panditji's performance being declared as a national treasure so that entire nation enjoys it and commercial exploitation of his work...
  • Family remembers Pandit Ravi Shankar as a man full of life December 12, 2012

    Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughter-in-law Tanushree Shankar says that the death of the sitar maestro is not only a loss to his family but to the entire artist family. "May be he grew in numbers but at heart he was absolutely a young dynamic and vibrant person," she said. ...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar was Indian culture's global ambassador: Sitarist Purbayan December 12, 2012

    Purbayan has performed all over the world and his music has been appreciated by jazz artists Chick Corea, Bela Fleck, and Pat Metheny. He has performed several times with Ustad Zakir Hussain. A disciple of the Maihar Gharana, the school that Pandit Ravi Shankar also came from, he interacted with...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920-2012): Journey of the sitar maestro December 12, 2012

    Legendary sitarist and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar died near his home in Southern California on Tuesday. He was 92. He stood just 5 feet 3 inches tall but Ravi Shankar was a towering musical figure and was famously known as Pandit Ravi Shankar. ...
  • Pt Ravi Shankar's music was as vivacious as his personal life December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, passes an era of Hindustani classical music - an era which saw the Indian musical artform going global in the true sense of the word. Ravi Shankar, born as Robindro Shounkor Chowdhury to a Bengali Brahmin family in Varanasi in 1920,...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar: How the West was won December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, one of India's most loved and best known musicians, died in the US Tuesday. He was 92. He had been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, San Diego last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties. He breathed...
  • Playlist: Pandit Ravi Shankar's best compositions December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Noted musician Ravi Shankar enthralled the audience with his great piece of works for more than six decades. The three-time grammy award winner, who began his career as a music composer for Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy', went onto compose some of the best classical renditions of all times. His...
  • Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar dies at 92 December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar died on Wednesday morning IST in San Diego in the United States at the age of 92 years. Pandit Ravi Shankar was in the US with his family for a surgery. Pandit Ravi Shankar's wife Sukanya and daughter Anoushka have issued a...
  • Mamata Banerjee's tiff with the city intellectuals May 25, 2012

    Kolkata: The rift between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and one of her most prominent supporters is final. Months after Mahasweta Devi called Mamata's government fascist, she quit as president of Bengal Academy on Thursday after her nominee was rejected for an award. Devi said, "I feel humiliated and...
  • Rahman joins the list of Grammy winners from India February 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Music Composer AR Rahman is not the first Indian to win a Grammy Award. In the 51-year history of the Grammy Awards, only three Indians have had the honour of being Grammy Award winners and that too only when they collaborated with other western musicians. Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar was...
  • Watch: Anoushka Shankar's blackmailer held September 21, 2009

    Sitarist Anoushka Shankar's alleged blackmailer has been arrested in Mumbai for hacking into her email, accessing her private photos and demanding Rs 48 lakh for keeping her secret. But the question now is how vulnerable are you on the information highway? ...
  • Note for note: Pt Ravi Shankar meets Jazz great Herbie February 16, 2009

    New Delhi: American Jazz legend Herbie Hancock is in India for a concert to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s visit to India in 1959. While the concert will take place on Monday, February 16 in Delhi, Hancock made a stop over at the Pandit Ravi Shankar...
  • Anoushka Shankar to perform in Mumbai on V-Day February 13, 2009

    Sitar player Anoushka Shankar s now focusing on what she does best - music with her new five city tour with the Anoushka Shankar Project. ...
  • Hotel turns back Ravi Shankar for carrying pet dog December 14, 2007

    Pune: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka were refused accommodation in a hotel in Pune because they insisted on taking their pet dog to their room. According to sources in the hotel (Sun and Sand), 87-year-old Pandit Ravi Shankar's accommodation had been duly booked, but when it was...
  • Anoushka brings dad, sister together in new album December 14, 2007

    Pune: Pandit Ravi Shankar and his two daughters - sitarist Anoushka Shankar and singer Norah Jones have come together for the first time in Anoushka's new album, Breathing Under Water. The album is in collaboration with various artists. While in Pune to perform a show with her father, the young sitarist...
  • Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar recovering November 7, 2006

    New Delhi: Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is recovering from double pneumonia at his house in San Diego. Though he's still on oxygen and under the supervision of doctors, his condition is not critical. Pandit Ravi Shankar came home after being in the ICU of a local San Diego hospital. He was...