Pandit Ravi Shankar - Life in Pics

Dec 12, 2012, 09:53 AM IST
FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. Shankar died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92.
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FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. Shankar died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar laughs as he speaks during a concert in Bangalore, India.  Shankar died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92.
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar laughs as he speaks during a concert in Bangalore, India. Shankar died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92.

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi.  Shankar died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92.
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi. Shankar died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92.

Pandit Ravi Shankar started his life as a dancer and was part of his elder borther, Uday Shankar's troupe.
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Pandit Ravi Shankar started his life as a dancer and was part of his elder borther, Uday Shankar's troupe.

Panditji learnt how to play the sitar under the bale guidance of renowned musician Allauddin Khan.
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Panditji learnt how to play the sitar under the bale guidance of renowned musician Allauddin Khan.

Panditji seen here with his daughter Anushka Shankar who herself is a renowned sitar player.
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Panditji seen here with his daughter Anushka Shankar who herself is a renowned sitar player.

A young Ravi Shankar playing the sitar.
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A young Ravi Shankar playing the sitar.

Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honours of India: Padma Bhushan, in 1967, Padma Vibhushan, in 1981, and Bharat Ratna, in 1999.
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Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honours of India: Padma Bhushan, in 1967, Padma Vibhushan, in 1981, and Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

Pandit Ravi Shankar - Life in Pics
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Pandit Ravi Shankar - Life in Pics

Panditji seen here with Javed Akhtar, Shubha Mudgal and Shankar Mahadevan.
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Panditji seen here with Javed Akhtar, Shubha Mudgal and Shankar Mahadevan.

Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honours of India: Padma Bhushan, in 1967, Padma Vibhushan, in 1981, and Bharat Ratna, in 1999.
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Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honours of India: Padma Bhushan, in 1967, Padma Vibhushan, in 1981, and Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

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Pandit Ravi Shankar - Life in Pics

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Pandit Ravi Shankar - Life in Pics