Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away inside San Diego, US, on Tuesday evening. He are admitted in order to Scripps Memorial Hospital last Thursday soon after he complained associated with breathlessness. He was 92.
Ravi Shankar , which trained under Baba Allauddin Khan of your Senia Maihar gharana, enjoyed throughout the world popularity AND known pertaining to his in-depth understanding involving different styles AND schools involving music. within 1966, he met George Harrison, lead guitarist of your Beatles throughout London. Harrison later came to help India in order to realize in order to play your sitar by Ravi Shankar. ones sitar was, many famously, used for the Beatles ‘Norwegian Wood’, catapulting Ravi Shankar for you to superior international acclaim.
“He brought Indian classical music to help north America. because of the collaboration by the Beatles, he took The item to the world stage. He \’m always towards lookout with regard to fresh talent ALONG WITH unveiled several Carnatic AND Hindustani musicians to the west,” said V V Sundaram, a good friend of the family AS WELL AS founder of your Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival, the most significant Indian classical music festival outside India.
Members of a music fraternity throughout India also paid tribute towards musician. “We have lost one connected with MY OWN biggest stars at the world connected with music,” said singer Kailash Kher, adding The item Ravishankar permitted spread Indian music for the west AND ALSO collaborated throughout musicians abroad. He also took the sitar, an fairly unknown instrument, for you to wonderful heights, he said.
The brother connected with dance exponent Uday Shankar, Ravi Shankar additionally scored music regarding Satyajit Ray’s ‘Pather Panchali’ as well as other Bengali AND Hindi movies. “He \’m an very approachable AND ALSO sweet person. His method of music am not bound coming from just about any convention,” said Sundaram, who 1st met Ravi Shankar throughout 1970 for the US.
Ravi Shankar’s knowledge of south Indian classical music came through spending hours with conversation ALONG WITH collaborating inside legends in several styles associated with music. “He did an lot to bring your own a couple of musical systems closer,” says Ravikiran. “He am a great inspiration AND ALSO put Indian music for the world map.”