Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

UNICEF Goodwill Gala - Arrivals
UNICEF Goodwill Gala - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 3: (L to R) Recording artist Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar attend the UNICEF Goodwill Gala: 50 Years of Celebrity Advocacy event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar p
Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar p
DELHI, INDIA: Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar plays a sittar at a function to pay tribute to the former Beatle George Harrison on the anniversary of his birthday in New Delhi, 25 February 2004. Harrison and the other members of The Beatles were influenced by the sittar playing of Shankar in the 1960's. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
India sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar(R
India sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar(R
BOMBAY, INDIA: India sitar player Pandit Ravi Shankar(R) looks on as his wife Sukanya caresses a lamb named 'Masoom' rescued from the abattoir in Bombay,01 April 2004. Grammy Award winner Shankar announced his support for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's initiative to file a case in the Supreme Court versus the Union of India,and each state-level government and Animals Walfare Boards of India forn failure to alleviate the sufferings on animals in the nation's leather and meat industries. AFP PHOTO/Sebastian D'SOUZA (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN D'SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar (L) smiles at hi
Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar (L) smiles at hi
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar (L) smiles at his daughter Anoushka, who is being licked by a goat, 25 February 2002 during an event to announce the Shankars' participation in a commercial by People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in New Delhi. PETA is calling for the Indian government to strengthen laws protecting animals against cruelty. AFP PHOTO/Tekee TANWAR (Photo credit should read TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar (L) and his daught
Legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar (L) and his daught
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar (L) and his daughter Anoushka perform during an exclusive charity concert in Kuala Lumpur, 22 February 2001. Shankar and Anoushka performed "An evening with the Master and his Angel" and the proceeds will go to the Ravi Shankar Foundation, to be sent to the earthquake victims in Gujerat. His last concert in Kuala Lumpur was ten years ago. AFP PHOTO/Jimin LAI (Photo credit should read JIMIN LAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs du
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs du
Lyon, FRANCE: Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the "nuits de Fourviere" festival, 29 June 2005 at the Fourviere amphitheater in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLE (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar (L) and
Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar (L) and
BEITEDDINE, LEBANON: Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar (L) and his daughter Anoushka Shankar perform 07 July 2005 at the opening of Beiteddine International Festival 2005 in Beiteddine. The annual festival is held in a 200-year-old palace in Beiteddine, a little town in the mountainous region of the Chouf, 45 kilometers south-east of Beirut. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
Mumbai, INDIA: Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar (L) and his daughter Anoushka (R) at a live performance in Mumbai, 11 February 2006. Ravi Shankar performed together with tabla exponent Ustad Zakir Hussain and Anoushka. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
Mumbai, INDIA: Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar at a live performance in Mumbai, 11 February 2006. Ravi Shankar performed together with tabla exponent Ustad Zakir Hussain and his daughter Anoushka. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Gala Premiere Of "The Beatles LOVE By Cirque Du Soleil" - Arrivals
Gala Premiere Of "The Beatles LOVE By Cirque Du Soleil" - Arrivals
LAS VEGAS - JUNE 30: Indian musician Ravi Shankar (L) and his wife Sukanya arrive at the gala premiere of "The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil" at the Mirage Hotel & Casino June 30, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is a joint artistic venture between The Beatles' company, Apple Corps Ltd., and Cirque du Soleil. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs on
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs on
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs on June 4, 2008 during a concert at London's Barbican centre. AFP PHOTO/ SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian musician Ravi Shankar salutes the
Indian musician Ravi Shankar salutes the
Indian musician Ravi Shankar salutes the audience as he performs on June 4, 2008 during a concert at London's Barbican centre. AFP PHOTO/ SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar
Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar (R) and his daughter Anoushka Shankar (L, background) perform at the Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata on February 7, 2009. Eighty-eight year old sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar is regarded as India's most esteemed musical Ambassador. AFP PHOTO/Deshakalyan CHOWDHURY (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
Former Beatle George Harrison (C) is gre
Former Beatle George Harrison (C) is gre
Former Beatle George Harrison (C) is greeted by Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's brother Uday Shankar (R), himself a famous Indian classical dancer, and an unidentified member of the Shankar family, as he visited their home in Calcutta in 1972. Harrison who turned to India for musical and spiritual inspiration, died of cancer at the age of 58 on 29 November 2001. (FILM) AFP PHOTO TEKEE TANWAR (Photo credit should read TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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