Late Ravi Shankar wins Best World Music award at Grammys

  • AP, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Feb 11, 2013 09:04 IST

Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar passed away on December 11, 2012 after undergoing a heart surgery. He was arguably the best contemporary Indian musician. Pandit Ravi Shankar also imntroduced Indian music to the world.

The sitar virtuoso, ambassador of Indian music and friend of The Beatles, who died in December at 92, won best world music album for The Living Room Sessions Part 1.

Anoushka Shankar, his daughter, accepted the award on his behalf. The sitar player and composer was also a nominee for her album Traveller.

On Saturday, a lifetime achievement award was given to Ravi Shankar at The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards celebration. Just a few days before he died, Shankar learned that he would receive the honor and that he and his daughter were both nominated in the world music category.

Singer-pianist Norah Jones, Shankar's daughter, and Anoushka Shankar accepted their father's lifetime achievement award Saturday afternoon.

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