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​Pandit Ravi Shankar

Apr 07, 1920 - Nov 12, 2012

​Pandit Ravi Shankar

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  • Name : ​Pandit Ravi Shankar
  • Date of Birth : Apr 07, 1920
  • Passed Away On : Nov 12, 2012
  • Religion : Hindu
  • Death Place : San Diego, California
  • Address : Mumbai
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Life Summary

    ​Pandit Ravi Shankar, the renowned sitarist, was born on 7th April 1920 in Banaras in a Bengali Brahmin family. He was a born artiste. From his childhood he played many musical instruments and sang in school functions. At a very young age, his father and brother went to Europe which paved way for his entry in European society. He also went to Paris. He had an exposure to Indian music and dance being a part of his brother Uday Shankar’s  musical group. In 1938, he moved to India and started learning the sitar under Ustad Allauddin Khan, popularly known as Baba. After this he made a name for himself in films and composed music for films such as Dharti ke Lal and Neecha Nagar. Because of his fame, Beatle George Harrison became his student in 1966. His daughter Anoushka Shankar is also a famous sitarist and another daughter Nora Jones is a popular singer, songwriter and actress. Ravi Shankar won many prestigious awards which include the Bharat Ratna, various Grammy awards and honorary doctorates.​ Pandit Ravi Shankar died at the age on 92 on 11th December 2012 in San Diego, California.

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Anjana, - 2016-04-07 18:00:28

" The music went out of our lives with him. "