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Gifted Indian sitar player who helped introduce the instrument to a wider audience. He was known for his use of Carnatic music and was given the title Pandit.
He married Roshanara Annapurna Khan in 1941, but the couple divorced in 1961. He married Sukanya Ranjan in 1988. He had two daughters, Norah and Anoushka, and a son, Shubhendra.
How did Ravi Shankar die?
|Cause of death||Respiratory Insufficiency|
|Age of death||92 years|
|Birthday||April 7, 1920|
|Death date||December 11, 2012|
|Place of death||La Jolla, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered in 3 locations: His birthplace in India, at sea off of San Diego, and the hills of the San Fernando Valley region|
One single raga can be performed for two hours, three hours.Ravi Shankar
Ah, ‘Pather Panchali’ was the most inspiring film that I wrote music for, and it was so spontaneously done. I saw the film, composed on the spot, along with myself and only four other musicians, and everything was done within 4-1/2 hours, I think an all-time record anywhere.Ravi Shankar
I think musicians and actors have all these problems, because of the popularity and the opportunity.Ravi Shankar
I have great difficulty sitting in the middle of the night and writing. Everything I do comes spontaneous. Sometimes it takes a long time; sometimes it comes just like that.Ravi Shankar
When people say that George Harrison made me famous, that is true in a way.Ravi Shankar