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    Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:59:36

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    • Ravi Shankar - Singer Norah Jones (L) performs during her concert at A Summer's Day festival in Mumbai on March 3, 2013. Jones, who is the daughter of legendary Indian sitar player, the late Ravi Shankar, performed for the first time in the country.
    • Ravi Shankar - In this photograph taken on June 4, 2008, Indian musician Ravi Shankar's daughter, Anoushka performs during a concert at London's Barbican centre. The daughter of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar said on February 14, 2013in a video released for a global women's rights campaign that she had been sexually abused as a child by a family acquaintance. Anoushka Shankar, herself a famed sitar player who used to play with her late father, said she had decided to go public in support of the One Billion Rising campaign against violence against women.
    • Ravi Shankar - LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Musician Anoushka Shankar accepts Best World Music Album for 'The Living Room Sessions Part 1' on behalf of her father, the late Ravi Shankar, onstage at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Nokia Theatre on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Sitar player Ravi Shankar, also the father of singer Norah Jones and sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, died at a hospital near his San Diego home on Tuesday, December 11. He was 92-years-old. Shankar had been suffering from upper-respiratory and heart issues the past year. He underwent valve replacement surgery a week prior to his death, but failed to recover.

    R.I.P., Ravi Shankar, who influenced a whole host of musicians and artists, including The Beatles.

    Have you ever heard Ravi Shankar's sitar playing? Will you listen to it in light of his passing? Check out this YouTube video:

    —Maggie Pannacione

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