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Al Jazeera looks into the life and times of Indian classical music virtuoso and his illustrious career.
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 10:58


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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 92. He was admitted to a San Diego hospital earlier this week due to complications with breathing.
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Shankar popularised Indian classical music across the world and influenced western artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
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Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearences at the 1967 Monterey Festival and Woodstock,  was identified as a "national treasure" by the Indian government.
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Shankar, here pictured with George Harrison, went on high profile tours and helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers in the West discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music over a eight-decade career.
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Shankar was born into a Bengali family in the city of Varanasi. His brother, Uday Shankar was a decorated Hindu dancer.
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Shankar studied under Baba Allauddin Khan, founder of the Maihar Gharana style of Hindustani classical music, and later taught the sitar to George Harrison of The Beatles who labelled him " the godfather of world music".
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His two daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar are internationally acclaimed musicians.
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Anoushka Shankar studied the sitar from her father as a child. She has been nominated for the Grammy award in 2003 and 2005 and again in 2013 with her father.
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His other daughter, nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones, was born to Shankar and Sue Jones in New York. Jones has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and received critical acclaim [WIREIMAGE]
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Shankar's illustrious career received worldwide recognition and he participated in numerous charity concerts. He was closely associated with a number of celebrity figures and international politicians.
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Shankar collaborated with Harrison, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane as he worked to bridge the gap between West and East. 
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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 92. He was admitted to a San Diego hospital earlier this week due to complications with breathing.

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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 92. He was admitted to a San Diego hospital earlier this week due to complications with breathing.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=02rtb7i67UaUY

Shankar popularised Indian classical music across the world and influenced western artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=02rtb7i67UaUYGetty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar popularised Indian classical music across the world and influenced western artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=0c4p11O0xifoR

Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearences at the 1967 Monterey Festival and Woodstock,  was identified as a "national treasure" by the Indian government.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=0c4p11O0xifoRABC via Getty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearences at the 1967 Monterey Festival and Woodstock,  was identified as a "national treasure" by the Indian government.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=02xD5Ti3bV1jo

Shankar, here pictured with George Harrison, went on high profile tours and helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers in the West discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music over a eight-decade career.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=02xD5Ti3bV1joNY Daily News via Getty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar, here pictured with George Harrison, went on high profile tours and helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers in the West discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music over a eight-decade career.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=082O3CceFLdf8

Shankar was born into a Bengali family in the city of Varanasi. His brother, Uday Shankar was a decorated Hindu dancer.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=082O3CceFLdf8Getty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar was born into a Bengali family in the city of Varanasi. His brother, Uday Shankar was a decorated Hindu dancer.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=01TS06R8DJ9Ga

Shankar studied under Baba Allauddin Khan, founder of the Maihar Gharana style of Hindustani classical music, and later taught the sitar to George Harrison of The Beatles who labelled him " the godfather of world music".

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=01TS06R8DJ9GaGetty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar studied under Baba Allauddin Khan, founder of the Maihar Gharana style of Hindustani classical music, and later taught the sitar to George Harrison of The Beatles who labelled him " the godfather of world music".

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=0gJAad29Lt7l1

His two daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar are internationally acclaimed musicians.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=0gJAad29Lt7l1WireImageAl Jazeera Upload Images

His two daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar are internationally acclaimed musicians.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=06Md3N68gf3I0

Anoushka Shankar studied the sitar from her father as a child. She has been nominated for the Grammy award in 2003 and 2005 and again in 2013 with her father.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=06Md3N68gf3I0WireImageAl Jazeera Upload Images

Anoushka Shankar studied the sitar from her father as a child. She has been nominated for the Grammy award in 2003 and 2005 and again in 2013 with her father.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=0dRU7vRgyUctP

His other daughter, nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones, was born to Shankar and Sue Jones in New York. Jones has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and received critical acclaim [WIREIMAGE]

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=0dRU7vRgyUctPWireImageAl Jazeera Upload Images

His other daughter, nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones, was born to Shankar and Sue Jones in New York. Jones has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and received critical acclaim [WIREIMAGE]

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=03yE8hedSdc2N

Shankar's illustrious career received worldwide recognition and he participated in numerous charity concerts. He was closely associated with a number of celebrity figures and international politicians.

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=03yE8hedSdc2NGetty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar's illustrious career received worldwide recognition and he participated in numerous charity concerts. He was closely associated with a number of celebrity figures and international politicians.

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend
Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legendhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=015Rh0jgfKcvL

Shankar collaborated with Harrison, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane as he worked to bridge the gap between West and East. 

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Ravi-Shankar%3A-The-life-and-times?image_id=015Rh0jgfKcvLIndia Today Group/Getty ImagesAl Jazeera Upload Images

Shankar collaborated with Harrison, violinist Yehudi Menuhin and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane as he worked to bridge the gap between West and East. 

Ravi Shankar: The life and times of a legend


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