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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:20 PM

Sitar Master Ravi Shankar Passes Away [View all]

Source: The Hindu

Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

LATA GANAPATHY

Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed in San Diego on Tuesday. He was 92. He was admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties. He breathed his last at 4.30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The legendary musician and composer was India's musical ambassador and a unique phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. He was well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West.

He was active as a professional musician till the end and was one of the contenders for the next Grammys.

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/arts/music/sitar-maestro-ravi-shankar-passes-away/article4190878.ece

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