Ravi Shankar

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Ravi Shankar
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Shankar in 1988
Background info
Full name Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury
রবীন্দ্র শঙ্কর চৌধুরী
Birthday/Birthplace (1920-04-07)7 April 1920
Benares, Benares State, British Raj
(now Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Republic of India)
Deceased 11 December 2012(2012-12-11)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Genre(s) Indian classical
  • Musician
  • composer
  • Sitar
  • vocals
Active Years 1930-2012
Record Labels East Meets West Music
Worked with
  • Uday Shankar
  • Allauddin Khan
  • Ali Akbar Khan
  • Lakshmi Shankar
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • Chatur Lal
  • Alla Rakha
  • George Harrison
  • Anoushka Shankar
  • Norah Jones
  • John Coltrane
Official Website ravishankar.org

Ravi Shankar Short Bio

Ravi Shankar (in Bengali: রবি শংকর)? (Benares, British Raj, April 7, 1920 – San Diego, United States, December 11, 2012) was an Indian musician known worldwide as a virtuoso of the sitar. Pandit Ravi Shankar was a Brahmana by birth, that is, he belonged to the Indian priestly caste of artists and musicians.

Disciple of Allauddin Khan (founder of the Maihar Gharana of classical Indian music), Pandit Ravi Shankar is probably the most recognized Indian instrumentalist, famous both for his performances around the world and for his pioneering role in importing into the Western world of traditional classical Indian music, which was also favored by its association with the violinist Yehudi Menuhin and with the English musician George Harrison of the Beatles group, as well as by his personal charisma. His musical career has lasted more than six decades and Shankar currently holds the Guinness Record for the longest international career.

Ravi Shankar was the father of the American singer Norah Jones and of the sitarista and conductor Anoushka Shankar.

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