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RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)

Dec 12, 2012 13:16pm
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar was born on April 7, 1920 in Varanasi. He died at the age of 92 in San Diego in the United States.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • In this 1967 photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Ravi Shankar was a called as the 'godfather of Indian music' by George Harrison of the Beatles.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar. This association made Ravi Shankar's name familiar to the western world.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Ravi Shankar (left) playing sitar in a concert with tabla player Alla Rakha (1919 - 2000, centre) and tanpura player Prodyot Sen on October 15, 1958.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Ravi Shankar spent his youth touring Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Though his music was appreciated but worldwide fame came to him when he started performing in the West. Many of his western fans perceived his music as the gate to Indian spirituality.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Ravi Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999, and received three Grammy Awards.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Former Beatle George Harrison (1943 - 2001) with his wife, model Patti Boyd and Ravi Shankar. This photo was taken in 1972.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • Kali Dasgupta plays his Ektara while George Harrison (1943 - 2001, with beard) and Ravi Shankar (right) look on during a rehearsal for the Festival of Arts of India at the Royal Festival Hall. (1970)
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  • From 1986 to 1992, Ravi Shankar also served as a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha.
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  • Ravi Shankar's daughter Anoushka is all set to take his legacy forward.
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  • Ravi Shankar looks on during a function to launch 23rd edition of Limca book of records in music.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • His music will always keep him alive in our memories. Rest in peace Pandit Ravi Shankar.
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  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)
  • RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920 - 2012)