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Sitar legend Ravi Shankar, 92, dead

Los Angeles, December 12, 2012

 

Sitarist and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar has died near his home in Southern California, his family said on Tuesday. He was 92.
 
Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Festival and Woodstock, had been in fragile health for several years and last Thursday underwent surgery, his family added in a statement.
 
"Although it is a time for sorrow and sadness, it is also a time for all of us to give thanks and to be grateful that we were able to have him as a part of our lives," the family said. "He will live forever in our hearts and in his music." - Reuters



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