NEWS: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away [11.12.12]

sanj.k December 12, 2012 news, the latest Comments

In my eyes, one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian Classical music and responsible of popularising the great art form in the west, PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR passed away on Tuesday 11th December at 4.30pm [San Diego] at the age of 92.

The renowned musician and composer was India’s musical ambassador and a inimitable marvel in both the classical music worlds of East and West. He was renowned for his ground-breaking work in bringing Indian music to the West. My favourite BEATLE, George Harrison once called him “the godfather of world music”.

Panditji dedicated eight decades to music and the beloved sitar. As early as the 1950s, Panditji began collaborating with and teaching some of the greats of Western music, including violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and not forgetting his close and spiritual relationship with George Harrison.

May your soul find eternal bliss Panditji …

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