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Sri Lanka honours Ravi

Legendary Indian musician, Ravi Shankar Sharma, who’s composed classics such as Chaudhavi Ka Chand, has been honoured by the Sri Lankan government for his contribution to world music.

music Updated: Mar 12, 2010 02:27 IST

Legendary Indian musician, Ravi Shankar Sharma, who’s composed classics such as

Chaudhavi Ka Chand

, has been honoured by the Sri Lankan government for his contribution to world music.



The 84-year-old musician was honoured with a shield by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakasha at a function organised by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs recently. The Indian High Commission also organised an event for the legend with local artists singing songs from his films including those translated into the local Sinhala language. Ravi, who started his career in 1950 with

Waqt

and went on to compose for 200 movies, first hit headlines for Guru Dutt’s

Chaudhavi....



“I composed the tune of

Chaudhvi

... in five minutes? But Dutt sahib made me play another tune, that of the song

Mili khaakh mein Mohabbat

300 times,” said Ravi.