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December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar Indian Collaborator with Beatles, R.I.P.

By Rob Kall

Ravi Shankar, the Indian musician who became famous for playing with the Beatles, has passed on at age 92. Includes Youtube video

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Ravi Shankar, the Indian musician who became famous for playing with the Beatles, has passed on at age 92.  (youtube video below)

Paul McCartney tweeted:




Image from Video below. 


Information on Shankar from Wikipedia:
Ravi Shankar   ( Bengali :   রবি শংকর ; born   Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury , 7 April 1920 -- 11 December 2012), [1]   often referred to by the title   Pandit , was an Indian musician and composer who played the plucked string instrument   sitar . He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician. [2]
Shankar was born in Varanasi and spent his youth touring Europe and India with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musicianAllauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India RadioNew Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
In 1956, he began to tour Europe and America playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and rock artist George Harrison of The Beatles. Shankar engaged Western music by writing concerti for sitar and orchestra and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992 he served as a nominated member of the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999, and received three Grammy Awards. He continued to perform in the 2000s, often with his daughter Anoushka.






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