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Sitar Maestro Ravi Shankar Passes Away

Legend sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar died at 92 in a hospital in United States on Tuesday. He was admitted in hospital on Thursday after he tells about breathing trouble.

Ravi Shankar was born on April 7, 1920, regularly referred to by the identify 'Pandit', was an Indian musician and composer who played the plucked string instrument sitar. He had been explained as the most famous contemporary Indian musician.

In 1956, he started to tour Europe and America playing Indian classical music and improved its fame there in the 1960s during teaching, performance, and his involvement with violin player Yehudi Menuhin and rock performer George Harrison of the Beatles.

From 1986 to 1992 he played a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha of the Parliament of India. Shankar was honored India's top civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999, and obtained three Grammy Awards.

He sustained to make sitar play in the 2000s, often with his daughter Anoushka. Shankar finished study of Indian classical music as Allauddin Khan's pupil, existing with his family in the conventional gurukul system. Shankar got the Silver Bear Extraordinary Award of the Jury at the 1957 Berlin International Film Festival for creating the music for the movie Kabuliwala.

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