Wednesday, December 12, 2012

R.I.P. Ravi Shankar

R.I.P. Ravi Shankar

Sitar maestro dead at 92

Evan Minsker
on December 11, 2012 at 10:28 p.m.

The Hindu reports that sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has died. He was 92.

Shankar began studying sitar in 1938 around age 18. His international fame grew in the 1960s when he befriended George Harrison. Shankar appeared at Woodstock in 1969 and participated in Harrison's 1971 Concert for BangladeshHe was active right up until the end of his life -- he was just nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award.

Here's Shankar at the Concert for Bangladesh:


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