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Gifted Indian sitar player who helped introduce the instrument to a wider audience. He was known for his use of Carnatic music and was given the title Pandit.
He married Roshanara Annapurna Khan in 1941, but the couple divorced in 1961. He married Sukanya Ranjan in 1988. He had two daughters, Norah and Anoushka, and a son, Shubhendra.
How did Ravi Shankar die?
Ravi Shankar's death was caused by respiratory insufficiency.
|Cause of death||Respiratory Insufficiency|
|Age of death||92 years|
|Birthday||April 7, 1920|
|Death date||December 11, 2012|
|Place of death||La Jolla, California, United States|
|Place of burial||Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Scattered in 3 locations: His birthplace in India, at sea off of San Diego, and the hills of the San Fernando Valley region|
I have great difficulty sitting in the middle of the night and writing. Everything I do comes spontaneous. Sometimes it takes a long time; sometimes it comes just like that.Ravi Shankar
I think musicians and actors have all these problems, because of the popularity and the opportunity.Ravi Shankar
I have always had an instinct for doing new things. Call it good or bad, I love to experiment.Ravi Shankar
My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances don’t always come.Ravi Shankar
There are thousands of ragas, and they are all connected with different times of the day, like sunrise or night or sunset. It is all based on 72 of what we call ‘mela’ or scales. And we have principally nine moods, ranging from peacefulness to praying, or the feeling of emptiness you get by sitting by the ocean.Ravi Shankar