Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who assisted introduce the sitar towards the civilized world through his collaborations using the Beatles, died near his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, his family stated. He was 92.
Shankar, a 3-time Grammy champion with legendary looks in the 1967 Monterey Festival and Woodstock, have been in fragile health for quite some time and last Thursday went through surgery, his family stated inside a statement.
“Although it’s a here we are at sorrow and sadness, it’s also a period for people to provide thanks and also to be grateful that people could get him to as part of our way of life,” the household stated. “He’ll live forever within our hearts as well as in his music.” Continue reading