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Late Ravi Shankar wins Best World Music award at Grammys

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.

music Updated: Feb 11, 2013 09:04 IST
Ravi Shankar

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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.