Ravi Shankar, Sitar Master, Dies at 92
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.”