SITAR MAESTRO

  • Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones pay tribute to their father Ravi Shankar March 12, 2013

    Pandit Ravi Shankar's musician daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, wife Sukanya were among many who turned out to pay tribute to the late sitar maestro at his memorial service in Delhi on Sunday evening. ...
  • Family remembers Pandit Ravi Shankar as a man full of life December 12, 2012

    Pandit Ravi Shankar's daughterinlaw 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 (19202012): 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Pt Ravishankar gets Rabindranath Tagore award May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravishankar has been nominated for the first Tagore Award, instituted by the government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting values of universal brotherhood. The name of Ravishankar, the Varanasiborn most known contemporary Indian musician, was cleared unanimously by a...
  • 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), 87yearold Pandit Ravi Shankar's accommodation had been duly booked, but when it was...