Pandit Ravi Shankar Short Biography
Pandit Ravishankar a legendary artist of music as well as sitarist left us with heavy hearts,passed away on December 11th,2012. He was underwent on surgery for upper respiratory and heart problems and he has undergone for heart -valve replacement surgery.
Unfortunately his body was too weak to withstand the surgery. The surgery indeed was successful but he was not able to be recovered, a 92 year old musician. His gave his last performance with his daughter Anoushka Shankar, on November 4 in Long Beach, California.
Ravi Shankar was famous phenomena for classical music in east and west. He was almost a performer , composer,writer. He was designated as an Ambassador for music. He composed ballets to Indian music,Canada,Europe and U.S. In mid 60’s he gave three concerts-Monterey Pop Festival, Concert for Bangla Desh, and The Woodstock Festival.
Ravi Shankar had received many Awards.Doctorates ,Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Desikottam,Padma Bhushan. Ravi Shankar also helped many refugees who entered in India during the Bangladesh freedom struggle with Pakistan.
Ravi Shankar ‘s music transferred the beliefs about music ,yet it transformed lives of many one’s. A great legacy ha been left from us. Pandit Ravishankar was a truly global ambassador, a great human being.