Breaking News: Sitar Legend Pandit Ravi Shankar Passes Away in San Diego

Ranjit Rodricks , 12 Dec 2012
Pandit Ravi Shankar performs with George Harrison of The Beatles
Pandit Ravi Shankar performs with George Harrison of The Beatles

It’s yet another monumental loss for India (and the world) with the passing away of Pandit Ravi Shankar in San Diego last night. He was 92 years old. According to news reports, the sitar maestro (who was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1999, and is the recipient of three Grammy Awards), was hospitalized last week when he complained of breathing difficulties.

Watch one of his inspiring performances with his daughter, and see the reactions to his passing on twitter:

Ironically, both Pandit Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka Shankar are nominated for a Grammy this year (2013), for Best World Music Album.

Here are some tweets, condoling his passing:

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
Lisa Ray's tweet
Lisa Ray's tweet
Shekhar Kapur's tweet
Shekhar Kapur's tweet
Tweets from author Shobhaa De and film-maker Nikhil Advani
Tweets from author Shobhaa De and film-maker Nikhil Advani
Tushar Gandhi's tweet
Tushar Gandhi's tweet

Team MissMalini sends our deepest condolences to the revered musician’s family, friends and fans around the globe.

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