Ravi Shankar was the 20th century's most famous player of the complex stringed instrument known as the sitar. The 1950s were possibly Shankar's most creative period: he composed and performed, worked as musical director of All-India Radio in Del...
Name at Birth:
April 7, 1920,
December 11, 2012
Ravi Shankar (IPA: ˈrɔbi ˈʃɔŋkɔr]; 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born
Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit, was
Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and composer best known for popularizing
the sitar and Indian classical music in Western culture.
Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned musician, composer, performer, and scholar
of classical Indian music. He is one of the leading cultural figures of ...
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
, spiritual guru and founder of the Art of Living movement, believes in spreading the knowledge of living a healthier life through his message of compassion, commitment to society, and a cosmic understanding of life.
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Ravi Shankar, in full Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury (born April 7, 1920, Benares [
now Varanasi], India—died December 11, 2012, San Diego, California, U.S.), ...
Ravi Shankar had an interesting childhood. He was born on April 7, 1920 in
Benares (a.k.a. Varanasi, or Kashi) into a Bengali brahmin community. His
Ravi Shankar was one of the greatest music maestros from India who familiarized
the West with the Indian classical music. Read the biography to know all about ...
Born in 1956 in Southern India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was a gifted child. By the
age of four, he was able to recite parts of the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Sanskrit
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