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Indian music legend Ravi Shankar dead at 92 | Redux

Indian music legend Ravi Shankar dead at 92

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Aug. 3, 1967 file photo shows George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sitting 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 / AP NEW DELHI Ravi 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 a 10-decade career, died Tuesday. He was 92. A statement on the musician's website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home. The musician's foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery last week. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music.


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-0.245817"I was shocked to see people dressing so flamboyantly. They were all stoned. To me, it was a new world," Shankar told ...
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