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‘Panditji called a few days ago... now gone’

india Updated: Dec 14, 2012 00:27 IST
Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar spoke to Amitabh Bachchan a few days before his surgery and the Bollywood megastar says the 92-year-old sitar legend did not seem very confident about the operation.

Shankar underwent the heart-valve replacement surgery at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he breathed his last yesterday.

Bachchan, who had blogged about his conversation with Shankar, wrote on twitter today, "...he had called me up a few days back just before going into surgery... just wished to speak to me... now gone!! And he did say that he was going in for surgery and did not seem very confident of its success..!!"

“I have had many such experiences with people, who have in a sense had some premonition of an unpleasant happening... Strange,” Big B added.

He said he was puzzled to know that Shankar had expressed desire to speak to him for the first time even though their families have known each other for several years.