Ravi Shankar, Sitar Master, Dies at 92

Ravi Shankar

LA Times

SAN DIEGO (LA Times) -

Ravi Shankar, the revered master of the sitar who introduced Indian music to much of the Western world, died Tuesday in San Diego County. He was 92.

Shankar  was a hippie musical icon of the 1960s, playing  at  Woodstock and hobnobbing with The Beatles.

In 1966 the Indian musician met Beatle George Harrison,  who became his most famous disciple and gave the musician-composer unexpected pop-culture cachet. Harrison labeled Shankar “the godfather of world music.”

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