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Pandit Ravi Shankar turned 90 today. This is a short biography taken from his official website http://www.ravishankar.org
Ravi Shankar, the legendary sitarist and composer is India's most esteemed musical Ambassador and a singular phenomenon in the classical music worlds of East and West. As a performer, composer, teacher and writer, he has done more for Indian music than any other musician. He is well known for his pioneering work in bringing Indian music to the West. This however, he did only after long years of dedicated study under his illustrious guru Baba Allaudin Khan and after making a name for himself in India.
Always ahead of his time, Ravi Shankar has written three concertos for sitar and orchestra, last one of which in 2008. He has also authored ...» read full biography
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Pt. Ravi Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honors of India: Padma Bhushan in 1967, Padma Vibhushan in 1981, and Bharat Ratna in 1999. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1962, and became a fellow of the academy in 1975. Pandit received the music award of the UNESCO International Music Council in 1975, three Grammy Awards. He also received the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in 1991, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1992, and the Polar Music Prize in 1998.
Amitabh Bachchan, Satyajit Ray and Pandit Ravi Shankar are the three Indians to have received France's highest civilian honour, the Legion d'Honneur.
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Also known as: Rabi Shankar, Rabishankar, Ravishankar, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Rabindro Shankar Chowdhury, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Rabi Shankar, Rabi Shankar, Rabindro Shankar Chowdhury, Rabishankar, Ravishankar