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Ravi Shankar was a national treasure: PM

Pandit Ravi Shankar was a global ambassador of India's cultural heritage and a national treasure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday while condoling the death of the sitar maestro in a San Diego hospital.

delhi Updated: Dec 12, 2012 18:20 IST

Pandit Ravi Shankar was a global ambassador of India's cultural heritage and a national treasure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Wednesday while condoling the death of the sitar maestro in a San Diego hospital.


"An era has passed away with Pt. Ravishankar. The nation joins me to pay tributes to his unsurpassable genius, his art and his humility," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a message on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"A national treasure and global ambassador of India's cultural heritage," it added.

Pandit Ravi Shankar, one of India's best known musicians, died in San Diego on Tuesday. He was 92.