Ravi Shankar

Solo Artist

Died: 2012-12-11
Age: 92
Cause: Heart Disease

Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar virtuoso who became the world’s leading representative of South Asian music, exerted a major influence on popular music in the 1960s and was the father of the jazz-pop musician Norah Jones, died Dec. 11 at a hospital near his home in Encinitas, California. He inspired several pop and rock bands in the 1960s to incorporate the sitar, most notably the Beatles.

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