The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos

The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP File Photo)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
FILE - In this 1967 file photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP Photo, File)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Polar Musical Prizewinners 1998 Ray Charles, left, and Ravi Shankar share a laugh Monday May 11,1998 during a news conference at Stockholm Grand Hotel. The Polar Musical Prize is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Music and is donated by the founder of the award Stikkan Andersson. The ceremony is held Tuesday May 12,1998 in Stockholm. (AP Photo/Tobias Rostlund)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Sitarist, rock guru and reconteur Ravi Shankar, 78, poses at his home in New Delhi in front of a 1969 portrait of himself, March 6, 1998. Shankar has just released an autobiography which chronicles his life's journey from the temple-strewn banks of the Ganges to California, where he now lives for half the year. (AP Photo/John McConnico)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian composer Ravi Shankar, left, chats with US sculptor George Segal at the awards ceremony for the "Praemium Imperiale", Japan's most prestigious arts award, at Rome's Palazzo Colonna Wednesday, July 9, 1997. Segal and Shankar were among the winners of the 15 million yen (133, 000 US dollars) prize, which was founded in 1988 and is sponsored by the Imperial family. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Ravi Shankar is shown playing the sitar in London, Jan. 1971. (AP Photo)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, plays his instrument during a press conference at Nez Zealand House, London on Oct. 15, 1969. Ravi Shankar, 49, is considered as one of the best sitar player of the world. He plays a concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Friday, October 17 and at Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, October 21 in centenary tribute in Gandhi. The sitar is the most popular stringed instrument of India. It has existed in its present form for approximately 700 years. It is fashioned from a seasoned gourd and teawood. It has a track of 20 metal frets with six or seven main playing strings above them and 13 sympathetic resonating strings placed below. The sympathetic strings, which are tuned to the Raga (a melodic fore which is the basis of Indian music based on 72 scales) being played. Are also strummed occasionally with the Little finger of the right hand inserted under the main strings. The main strings are plucked by a wire plectrum (mizraf), worn on the index finger of the right hand. (AP Photo/L. Brown)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Ravi Shankar, noted Indian exponent of the sitar and the founder of the Kinnara School of Music in Los Angeles. Shankar was pictured during a working visit to London where he gave concert performances in July 1985. (AP Photo/Anne Purkiss)
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The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Ravi Shankar was pulled into the spotlight in the late ?60s when George Harrison and the Beatles were influenced by the music he played on an ancient musical instrument, the sitar, shown June 3, 1985. Shankar has returned to the classical form of sitar music known as raga sangreet after years of variation and experimentation. (AP Photo)
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The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, right, and daughter Anoushka Shankar smile during a press conference in Calcutta, India, in this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002 photo. Shankar, the father of Norah Jones said that it was a joy seeing Norah get so many Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar greets wellwishers at his home in New Delhi, India Thursday Feb. 28, 2002. Shankar won his first Grammy Award in 30 years Wednesday in Los Angeles in the world music album category. (AP Photo/Ajit Kumar)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar are seen at the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi Monday Feb. 25, 2002. Anoushka Shankar has followed in her father's footsteps as a sitar player. (AP photo/Gurinder Osan)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Former Beatle George Harrison, left, is shown at a press conference at the Abkco Industries offices in New York, July 27, 197,1 where he announced a benefit concert for the Bangladesh refugees. He speaks with Indian sitar player Ravi Shakar. The concert, Harrison's first in four years, is scheduled for August 1 at Madison Square Garden. Seats for both performances were sold out. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
CALCUTTA, INDIA: Former Beatle George Harrison (L) speaks with Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's brother Uday Shankar (R), himself a famous Indian classical dancer, as he visited the Shankar home in Calcutta in 1972. Harrison who turned to India for musical and spiritual inspiration, died of cancer at the age of 58, 29 November 2001. (FILM) AFP PHOTO TEKEE TANWAR (Photo credit should read TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
India's Ravi Shankar plays his sitar instrument in London, England, Nov. 7, 1968. Shankar, who will perform at the London Festival, has just returned from a tour of Holland, Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and France. (AP Photo)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar (L) and his daughter Anoushka Shankar perform during the "Premaanjali Festival 2012" a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore on February 7, 2012. Pandit Ravi shankar performed with his daughter Anoushka Shankar in what is said to be his last concert in the city of Bangalore. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Former Beatle George Harrison (C) is greeted by Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's brother Uday Shankar (R), himself a famous Indian classical dancer, and an unidentified member of the Shankar family, as he visited their home in Calcutta in 1972. Harrison who turned to India for musical and spiritual inspiration, died of cancer at the age of 58 on 29 November 2001. (FILM) AFP PHOTO TEKEE TANWAR (Photo credit should read TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar plays during the "Premaanjali Festival 2012" a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore on February 7, 2012. Pandit Ravi shankar performed with his daughter Anoushka Shankar in what is said to be his last concert in the city of Bangalore. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar plays during the "Premaanjali Festival 2012" a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore on February 7, 2012. Pandit Ravi shankar performed with his daughter Anoushka Shankar in what is said to be his last concert in the city of Bangalore. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi shankar greets the audience prior to the "Premaanjali Festival 2012" a musical concert held at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore on February 7, 2012. Pandit Ravi shankar performed with his daughter Anoushka Shankar in what is said to be his last concert in the city of Bangalore. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN (Photo credit should read Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar performs with his unseen daughter Anoushka Shankar at the Dover Lane Music Conference in Kolkata on February 7, 2009. Eighty-eight year old sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar is regarded as India's most esteemed musical Ambassador. AFP PHOTO/Deshakalyan CHOWDHURY (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs on June 4, 2008 during a concert at London's Barbican centre. AFP PHOTO/ SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian musician Ravi Shankar salutes the audience as he performs on June 4, 2008 during a concert at London's Barbican centre. AFP PHOTO/ SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs on June 4, 2008 during a concert at London's Barbican centre. AFP PHOTO/ SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs on June 4, 2008 during a concert at London's Barbican centre. AFP PHOTO/ SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Mumbai, INDIA: Indian sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar at a live performance in Mumbai, 11 February 2006. Ravi Shankar performed together with tabla exponent Ustad Zakir Hussain and his daughter Anoushka. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
Lyon, FRANCE: Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the "nuits de Fourviere" festival, 29 June 2005 at the Fourviere amphitheater in Lyon. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE MERLE (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE MERLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
CALCUTTA, INDIA: Legendary sitar maestro Ravi Shankar speaks during a press conference in Calcutta, 19 December 2002. Shankar and his daughter Anoushka will play 21 December in a fundraiser for the "Arogya Sandhan" child health center in Calcutta. AFP PHOTO/Deshakalyan CHOWDHURY (Photo credit should read DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
The Life Of Ravi Shankar In Photos
DELHI, INDIA: Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar (L) and his daughter Anoushka Shankar play sittars as they perform at a function to pay tribute to Beatle George Harrison on the anniversary of his birthday in New Delhi, 25 February 2004. Harrison and the other members of The Beatles were influenced by the sittar playing of Shankar in the 1960's. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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