Today Is A Very Very Sad Day For Music Lovers Around The Globe As The Legendary Sitar Maestro, PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR HAS DIED !
He was 92 and admitted at Scripps Hospital, San Diego,CA,USA Where he had his heart valve replacement surgery a couple of days ago.Doctors said the surgery was successful,but,the recovery couldn’t materialize due to the extreme fragile health of the musician.
He is survived by his second wife,daughters Anoushka Shankar n Norah Jones,four grandchildren and other family members.
With His Demise A Glorious Chapter In Music Has Come To An End ! Pandit Ravi Shankar Got A Maddenning Following In The West And Had Made The United States His Second Home.He Hit The International Acclaim During The Late 50s n 60s Of The Last Century.He Had Mentored And Helped The Beatles,especially,GOERGE HARRISON, In Acquainting Them In The Classical Indian Music.
Pandit Ravi Shankar Had Pioneered The Concept Of CHARITY-CONCERTS And His One Such Concert Along With G. HARRISON In 1971 For The Benefit Of The Bangladeshi People, Remains To This Day, As One Of The Best Music Shows For Charity That Ever Happened !
Pandit Ravi Shankar Got Umpteen Laurels, Notably, The highest Civilian Award Of India,BHARAT RATNA(JEWEL OF INDIA) , RAMON MAGSAYSAY AND OTHER PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS.HE ALSO GOT THREE GRAMMYS AND WAS IN THE RUN FOR THE 2013 GRAMMYS IN WHICH HE WAS COMPETING WITH HIS DAUGHTER,ANOUSHKA SHANKAR,IN THE SAME CATEGORY !
May Almighty Grant Peace n Salvation To His Soul !
Panditjee Will Always Be In The Hearts Of Millions Of Music Lovers Worldwide !
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