Ravi Shankar had suffered from upper-respiratory and heart issues over the past year and underwent heart-valve replacement surgery last Thursday. "Though the surgery was successful, recovery proved too difficult for him, said a statement from his family.
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.
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The sitar maestro showed India’s soft power to the world – tangibly, viscerally, with flair and in stereo.
Ravi Shankar joins as the Chief People Officer while Greg Blount heads the US Strategic Accounts.
It was an emotional evening for music lovers in Bangalore as the music of the renowned father-daughter duo Pandit Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar left everyone spell-bound.