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***File Photo*** * SITAR STAR RAVI SHANKAR DIES Celebrated sitar player RAVI SHANKAR has died in a U.S. hospital, aged 92. The Indian musician passed away on Tuesday (11Dec12) at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was admitted last week (ends09Dec12) after suffering breathing problems. Shankar became known around the world in the 1960s after developing a friendship with Beatles guitarist George Harrison, who once branded him "the godfather of world music". His daughters, sitar player Anoushka Shankar and Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones, have also found fame as musicians. He is credited with popularising the sitar, a long-necked stringed instrument, and performed at the legendary Woodstock festival and the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967. He won three Grammy Awards in his lifetime, and was also presented with India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has paid tribute to Shankar, calling him a "national treasure". (PAW/WNBGU/PAW) Ravi Shankar (ca. 1958) This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material, the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold WENN harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material. Supplied by


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* SITAR STAR RAVI SHANKAR DIES
Celebrated sitar player RAVI SHANKAR has died in a U.S. hospital, aged 92.
The Indian musician passed away on Tuesday (11Dec12) at Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was admitted last week (ends09Dec12) after suffering breathing problems.
Shankar became known around the world in the 1960s after developing a friendship with Beatles guitarist George Harrison, who once branded him "the godfather of world music".
His daughters, sitar player Anoushka Shankar and Grammy-winning singer Norah Jones, have also found fame as musicians.
He is credited with popularising the sitar, a long-necked stringed instrument, and performed at the legendary Woodstock festival and the Monterey International Pop Music Festival in 1967.
He won three Grammy Awards in his lifetime, and was also presented with India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has paid tribute to Shankar, calling him a "national treasure". (PAW/WNBGU/PAW)


Ravi Shankar (ca. 1958)
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