Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away.

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Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

Pandit Ravi Shankar, the most known contemporary Indian musician, passed away in San Diego city of United States on Tuesday evening.

The sitar maestro, aged 92, had been under treatment for last one week. He was hospitalised last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties.

For nearly three decades, ever since his first tour of the United States and Europe in the 1956-57 season, Ravi Shankar has served as India’s unofficial ambassador for music.

The music doyen was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1999. He also received three Grammy Awards.