Sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar is set to be honoured by the University of Melbourne, with their highest award, the Doctorate Degree of Laws, for his "outstanding commitment to music and humanity".
Four world musicians with varied musical backgrounds will perform in city
Legendary sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar, 92, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar, 31, will compete against each other at the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 10
Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences, has died. He was 92.Ravi Shankar: 'The Godfather of World Music'
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.
Sitar maestro and composer Ravi Shankar has died near his home in Southern California, his family said on Tuesday. He was 92.
Ravi Shankar, who died on Wednesday aged 92, was the world's most famous sitar player, who popularised classical Indian music abroad largely through his work with The Beatles' George Harrison.
Legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday with his family at his side, after surgery in California that could have "potentially given him a new lease of life," a statement said.
Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar’s accomplishments at the international level are certainly more than those of any other musician from India but he did not have a dream run while wielding the baton for Hindi films though some of his compositions were outstanding, writes Pankaj Vohra.
President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed condolences on the demise of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and described him as a genius who delighted India and the world with his ethereal music.
It’s because of Pandit Ravi Shankar that our music is respected across the globe, writes Shankar Mahadevan.
The ‘nightingale of India’ recalls her friendship with the sitar maestro and says he will always be in her songs.
That Pandit Ravi Shankar was a pioneer in opening the doors to the West is common knowledge. That he made the sitar one of the most known instruments is also uncontested. But for me, there is only Pandit Ravi Shankar the man. Tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh writes.
“It would be near-impossible to evaluate his contribution, genius and music briefly, but among the many areas where Pandit Ravi Shankar contributed significantly was in the art of presentation. Shubha Mudgal writes.
A 92-year-old on a wheelchair, wearing an oxygen mask… and playing a sitar? Pandit Ravi Shankar, who played in that state for a select audience in Long Beach, California, alongwith daughter Anoushka on November 4. It was his last concert.