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Indian virtuoso musician
Ravi Shankar - the man who
introduced The Beatles to the
sitar and father to singer
Norah Jones - has died aged 92

Daily Mail (UK), by James Nye

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/12/2012 8:21:19 AM

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 an eight-decade career, has died. 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. The prime minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh´s office confirmed his death and called him a ´national treasure.´

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 12/12/2012 9:31:11 AM     (No. 9061211)

Ravi Shankar expanded concepts of musical possibilities to western ears, with the subtle tonalities and rhythms of Indian music. He opened our minds to the musical traditions, not just in India, but all over the world, bringing all of us, at least in the realms of music, closer together. Rest in peace, Ravi Shankar.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/12/2012 10:05:08 AM     (No. 9061294)

Norah Jones is one of our favorites.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/12/2012 10:07:08 AM     (No. 9061303)

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"Father to singer Norah Jones", but he and her mother Sue Jones split when Norah was very young and her mother raised her.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Java D, 12/12/2012 7:15:07 PM     (No. 9062333)

Love his music, listen to his c.d.s for relaxation. Ironically, he died the same day we had a special Indian feast in our cafe at work.

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