Ravi Shankar passes.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2012/12/11/avi-shankar-dies/1762831/

Raga virtuoso Ravi Shankar has passed on. His music changed the way a lot of other musicians thought of composition (think the Beatles and Stones).He also fathered some very talented children.
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I remember him in his heyday very well. George Harrison presented him to the world the best. A uniquely talented musician. Rest in Peace.
Our condolences to Norah Jones. Just last week I listened to "Concert for Bangladesh " . Talented indeed.
Condolences to Anoushka Shankar as well (another great sitarist and another daughter of Ravi's). Ravi had some good genes. I don't own a lot of Ravi's music but what I do own I find to be amazing and makes for some great afternoon listening for me on the weekends. I was also turned on to Nikhil Banerjee who practiced under the same guru as Ravi and he was easily as good as Ravi if not subjectively better. The sitar is a great instrument but I've always found it difficult to play air sitar.