A tribute: Ravi Shankar (1920-2012)

  • File photo: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar performs during a concert in Bangalore. (AP photo)
    Mar 18, 2010 17:57 IST

    Pandit Ravi Shankar to be honoured by Melbourne University

    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".

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    Nov 13, 2010 14:18 IST

    ‘We’re big fans of Pandit Ravi Shankar’

    Four world musicians with varied musical backgrounds will perform in city

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    Dec 07, 2012 17:41 IST

    It’s Anoushka Shankar vs dad

    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

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    Dec 12, 2012 09:26 IST

    Pandit Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    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'

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    Dec 12, 2012 10:37 IST

    Ravi Shankar was a national treasure: PM

    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.

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    Dec 12, 2012 10:49 IST

    Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's death: Reactions pour on Twitter

    Sitar maestro and composer Ravi Shankar has died near his home in Southern California, his family said on Tuesday. He was 92.

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    Dec 12, 2012 10:54 IST

    Ravi Shankar: 'The Godfather of World Music'

    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.

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    Dec 12, 2012 11:34 IST

    Pandit Ravi Shankar died with family at side after US surgery

    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.

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    Dec 12, 2012 14:44 ISTCapital Closeup

    A lesser known side of Ravi Shankar

    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.

  • Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
    Dec 12, 2012 19:37 IST

    Ravi Shankar left an indelible mark on the world of music: Prez

    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.

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    Dec 12, 2012 23:19 IST

    His legacy will last forever

    It’s because of Pandit Ravi Shankar that our music is respected across the globe, writes Shankar Mahadevan.

  • Lata Mangeshkar
    Dec 13, 2012 00:36 IST

    ‘I was a fan even before knowing him’

    The ‘nightingale of India’ recalls her friendship with the sitar maestro and says he will always be in her songs.

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    Dec 13, 2012 00:43 IST

    ‘Music was worship for maestro’

    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.

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    Dec 13, 2012 00:45 IST

    Time to examine why the genius lived abroad

    “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.

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    Dec 13, 2012 00:49 IST

    Wheelchair, oxygen mask and his last show

    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.