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Indian sitar master and composer Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday December 11th at the age of 92. Best known for his collaborations with The Beatles and John Coltrane, he became a musical icon and 'the godfather of world music'. We remember his life with a collection of remembrances, music, and interviews.

Indian sitar master and composer Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday December 11th at the age of 92. Best known for his collaborations with The Beatles and John Coltrane, he became a musical icon and 'the godfather of world music'. We remember his life with a collection of remembrances, music, and interviews.
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Indian sitar master and composer Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday December 11th at the age of 92. Best known for his collaborations with The Beatles and John Coltrane, he became a musical icon and 'the godfather of world music'. We remember his life with a collection of remembrances, music, and interviews.

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When Ravi Shankar enthralls Bangalore in February 2012

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In one of his last performances with his daughter Anoushka Shankar, Pr Ravi Shankar enthralled audiences with his sitar at 92. (NDTV, 12/12/2012)

Sitar Legend Ravi Shankar dies at 92

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His music transcended trends and cultural barriers. Pandit Ravi Shankar's life, which trasversed nearly a century, ended Tuesday. (CNN, 12/12/2012)

Ravi Shankar: The Man And His Music

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In 2005, Shankar visited NPR's studio with his daughter, the sitar player Anoushka Shankar, and tabla virtuoso Tanmoy Bose for a different kind of collaboration. They joined radio host Fred Child for an hour of conversation, which included an engaging primer on Indian classical music and a performance. (Performance Today, NPR, 04/06/10)

Ravi Shankar, Master of the Sitar, At 85

10/23/2017
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In this interview from 2005, the renowned master of the Indian sitar, talks about his 85th birthday with the reporter in New Delhi, India. (Morning Edition, NPR, 4/7/2005)

Ravi Shankar on Working with Western Musicians

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In 2005 he spoke to RFI France's Daniel Brown about his life in music and working with Western musicians such as Stéphane Grapelli and the Beatles. (Culture in France, RFI, 12/12/12)

Global Grooves: Vale Ravi Shankar

10/23/2017
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Ravi Shankar, arguably the world's most famous sitar player, has died at the age of 92. The ABC has this rememberence of his life and music. (RN Drive, ABC, 12/12/12/)