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On Pt Ravi Shankar's 96th birthday, a look at the man beyond the sitar legend

Updated : Apr 07, 2016

By : Shantanu Mukharji

Category : Bollywood

On Pt Ravi Shankar's 96th birthday, a look at the man beyond the sitar legend

Pt Ravi Shankar's 96th birthday seems like an ideal occasion to recount some of the lesser known facets of the legend’s life; overshadowed by his artistry #The Beatles #George Harrison #Sitar #Pt Ravi Shankar #Pt Ravi Shankar 96th birthday #Raga Mala
Images: The man who built Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitars

Updated : Dec 13, 2012

By : FP Staff

Category : Photos

Images: The man who built Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitars

Ravi Shankar was the master of the sitar — the sitar that Sanjay Sharma made. Images of Sanjay Sharma with the sitars he created for the godfather of world music. #ImagesOfTheDay #Ravi Shankar #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Sitar
Ravi Shankar called me for the first time a week before his demise: Big B

Updated : Dec 13, 2012

By : hidden hidden

Category : Bollywood

Ravi Shankar called me for the first time a week before his demise: Big B

The 70-year-actor says Ravi Shankar spoke to him with great warmth and also appreciated his work. #Amitabh Bachchan #Music #WhoSaidWhat #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Sitar
'Ravi Shankar ignited an interest about India in the West'

Updated : Dec 13, 2012

By : hidden hidden

Category : Bollywood

'Ravi Shankar ignited an interest about India in the West'

Legendary Sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who has breathed his last at a hospital in California, ignited an interest in the West about India, an eminent think tank said here as condolence message continued to pour in from across the globe. #WhoSaidWhat #West #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Classical music #Sitar
Norah Jones says her dad Ravi Shankar will be 'greatly missed'

Updated : Dec 13, 2012

By : Uttara Choudhury

Category : Life

Norah Jones says her dad Ravi Shankar will be 'greatly missed'

American singer-songwriter Norah Jones, who exploded into the music industry by sweeping eight Grammys in 2003, has always been guarded about her famous father Ravi Shankar and their complicated relationship. She broke her silence following Shankar’s death on Tuesday. #VeryCloseUp #Anoushka Shankar #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Sitar #Norah Jones
With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

Updated : Dec 12, 2012

By : hidden hidden

Category : Bollywood

With age, Ravi Shankar's sitar grew smaller and lighter

It all began in the mid-eighties when he first contacted Sharma's family, which runs a shop by the name of 'Rikhi Ram' in New Delhi, to redesign his sitar for a concert with Zubin Mehta. #didyouknow #Ravi Shankar #Sitar
Ravi Shankar was our Columbus (and a damn good looking one)

Updated : Dec 12, 2012

By : Sandip Roy

Category : Life

Ravi Shankar was our Columbus (and a damn good looking one)

"I cannot rest on my laurels," Ravi Shankar said when he turned 90. "My mind is still young." Here's what friends, colleagues, and family had to say about the little master who never lost sight of the child within him. #Inpraiseof #Ravi Shankar #Zakir Hussain; #Sitar #Vishwa Mohan Bhatt #Mamata Shankar
Pandit Ravi Shankar: The man who took Indian music to the world

Updated : Dec 12, 2012

By : Adrija Bose

Category : Bollywood

Pandit Ravi Shankar: The man who took Indian music to the world

Labelled the 'godfather' of world music, Ravi Shankar undertook an extraordinary journey from the banks of Ganges to the heart of the west mesmerising them with Indian ragas. Here's a look at Shankar's life at a glance. #InMemoriam #Ravi Shankar #Pandit Ravi Shankar #Classical music #George Harrison #Sitar