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Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
December 12, 2012

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar has died, the Indian prime minister announced. He was 92.

A tweet from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s official Twitter account said: “Prime Minister condoles the passing away of Pandit Ravishankar — A national treasure and global ambassador of India’s cultural heritage.”

The Hindu newspaper reported that Shankar died Tuesday in California. He’d been admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla last week after complaining of breathing difficulties.

Shankar was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West, collaborating with artists as diverse as The Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin.

He’s survived by his wife, Sukanya, and his daughters, sitar player Anushka Shankar and singer Norah Jones, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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