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Ravi Shankar (Sitar Player) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar, whose name is often preceded by the title Pandit, was an Indian sitar virtuoso and a composer. He became the world's best-known exponent of North Indian classical music, in the second half of the 20th century, and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999. Shankar was born to a Bengali Brahmin family in India, and spent his youth as a dancer touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
Birth nameRavindra Shankar Chowdhury
BornApril 7, 1920, Benares, Benares State, British India, (now Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Republic of India)
DiedDecember 11, 2012, San Diego, California, U.S.
GenresIndian classical music
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsSitar
Years active1930–2012
LabelsWorld Pacific, Angel, HMV, Apple, Dark Horse, Private Music, East Meets West
Associated actsUday Shankar, Allauddin Khan, Ali Akbar Khan, Lakshmi Shankar, Yehudi Menuhin, Chatur Lal, Alla Rakha, George Harrison, Anoushka Shankar, Norah Jones, John Coltrane

About Ravi Shankar

Sitar Player Ravi Shankar was born in Varanasi, India on April 7, 1920. He dies at the age of 92, on December 11, 2012.

Indian sitarist who was essential in introducing the instrument to a wider audience. Because of his use of Carnatic music, he was given the title Pandit.

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Ravi Shankar before becoming famous

Ravi Shankar was born in the Zodiac sign Aries (The Ram), and 1920 is also the year of Monkey (猴) in the Chinese Zodiac.

He toured through India and Europe with his renowned dancing troupe, Uday Shankar's, before leaving to study the sitar with Allauddin Khan.

Achievement of Ravi Shankar

He was especially close to Guitarist George Harrison of The Beatles, a friendship that brought him international prominence and impacted the composition"Within You Without You" from The Beatles' 1967 Grammy Award-winning album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Ravi Shankar's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He married Roshanara Annapurna Khan in 1941, but the couple divorced in 1961. He married Sukanya Ranjan in 1988. His daughters were Norah and Anoushka, and his son was Shubhendra.

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Ravi Shankar Collabed with

He collaborated with Violinist Yehudi Menuhin on the 1966 CD West Meets East, which earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 1967.

Ravi Shankar Income source & Net worth

Ravi Shankar's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a sitar player. Information about his net worth in 2022 is being updated as soon as possible by allfamous.org, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Ravi Shankar.

Ravi Shankar Height and Weight

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Latest information about Ravi Shankar updated on March 23 2022.