Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar was a renowned Hindustani sitar player and composer. Born on April 7, 1920 in Varanasi, India, he became one of the most influential musicians of his time. As the first husband of *Annapurna Devi* and former son-in-law of *Allauddin Khan*, Ravi Shankar's musical lineage was exceptional. He was also the father of *Norah Jones*, *Anoushka Shankar*, and *Shubhendra Shankar*. With his distinctive style and virtuosity, he captivated audiences worldwide.

Throughout his career, Ravi Shankar collaborated with numerous artists and enriched Indian classical music. His mesmerizing performances on the sitar earned him international acclaim. His unique compositions combined traditional ragas with innovative elements, pushing boundaries and creating new possibilities for Indian music.

On December 11, 2012, Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego, USA. His legacy lives on through his extensive discography and influence on future generations of musicians. Artists such as *Ali Akbar Khan*, *Nikhil Banerjee*, *Anoushka Shankar*, and many others have been inspired by his genius. Ravi Shankar's contributions to music will forever be remembered as he continues to inspire listeners around the world.


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