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CalArts cited in obituary for sitar master Ravi Shankar

December 11, 2012
LA Observed

Ravi Shankar, sitar maestro and Beatles inspiration was 92

Ravi Shankar died this afternoon in San Diego after being admitted to Scripps Memorial Hospital last week complaining of breathing difficulties. He underwent heart-valve replacement surgery on Thursday. The legendary musician and his daughter Anoushka were both nominated last week for 2013 Grammy awards in the world music category. Recording star Norah Jones is also the daughter of Ravi Shankar.

The prime minister of India has confirmed the death and called Shankar a national treasure. Read Story

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