Sitar maestro dead at 92
By Evan Minsker on December 11, 2012 at 10:28 p.m.
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 Bangladesh. He 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: