Ravi Shankar
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1920-04-07
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Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half ...

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Biography

Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century as a composer of Hindustani classical music.

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I Am Missing You
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I Am Missing You I Am Missing You I Am Missing You I Am Missing You
Anoushka Shankar
Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari
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Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari Jod, Jhala from Guru: Raga Jogeshwari
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Theme Music from Pather Panchali
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Theme Music from Pather Panchali Theme Music from Pather Panchali Theme Music from Pather Panchali Theme Music from Pather Panchali
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Down The Rabbit Hole
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Down The Rabbit Hole Down The Rabbit Hole Down The Rabbit Hole Down The Rabbit Hole
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Ravi Shankar - Network East 1989
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Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali
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Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali Improvisation on the theme Pather Panchali
trad arr Shankar & Ravi Shankar
Gat Kirwani
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Gat Kirwani Gat Kirwani Gat Kirwani Gat Kirwani
Ravi Shankar
Dispute & Violence
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Dispute & Violence Dispute & Violence Dispute & Violence Dispute & Violence
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GHANDI (1982): Salt
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GHANDI (1982): Salt GHANDI (1982): Salt GHANDI (1982): Salt GHANDI (1982): Salt
Daniel Hope
Aochar (Introduction) and Gat in Teentala (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats)
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Aochar (Introduction) and Gat in Teentala (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats) Aochar (Introduction) and Gat in Teentala (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats) Aochar (Introduction) and Gat in Teentala (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats) Aochar (Introduction) and Gat in Teentala (Rhythmic cycle of 16 beats)
Ravi Shankar
Concerto for sitar and orchestra: 3rd movement; Raga Adana
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Concerto for sitar and orchestra: 3rd movement; Raga Adana Concerto for sitar and orchestra: 3rd movement; Raga Adana Concerto for sitar and orchestra: 3rd movement; Raga Adana Concerto for sitar and orchestra: 3rd movement; Raga Adana
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Symphony - mvt 3: Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan
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Symphony - mvt 3: Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan Symphony - mvt 3: Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan Symphony - mvt 3: Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan Symphony - mvt 3: Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan
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Mishra Piloo
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Mishra Piloo Mishra Piloo Mishra Piloo Mishra Piloo
Ravi Shankar
Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colours)
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Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colours) Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colours) Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colours) Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colours)
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Raag Asa Bhairav
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Raag Asa Bhairav Raag Asa Bhairav Raag Asa Bhairav Raag Asa Bhairav
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Mangalam Tala Mantra
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Mangalam Tala Mantra Mangalam Tala Mantra Mangalam Tala Mantra Mangalam Tala Mantra
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Genesis - Theme on a Sitar
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Genesis - Theme on a Sitar Genesis - Theme on a Sitar Genesis - Theme on a Sitar Genesis - Theme on a Sitar
Kenji Ota, Ravi Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Tanmoy Bose & Barry Phillips
Raga Bhairavi
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Raga Bhairavi Raga Bhairavi Raga Bhairavi Raga Bhairavi
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Theme from Pather Panchali
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Theme from Pather Panchali Theme from Pather Panchali Theme from Pather Panchali Theme from Pather Panchali
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Genesis - Theme On A Sitar (From 'Genesis')
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Genesis - Theme On A Sitar (From 'Genesis') Genesis - Theme On A Sitar (From 'Genesis') Genesis - Theme On A Sitar (From 'Genesis') Genesis - Theme On A Sitar (From 'Genesis')
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Variations On The Theme From Panther Panchali
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Variations On The Theme From Panther Panchali Variations On The Theme From Panther Panchali Variations On The Theme From Panther Panchali Variations On The Theme From Panther Panchali
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31 Ravi Shankar Living Room Session Raga Mishra Kafi01.WAV
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31 Ravi Shankar Living Room Session Raga Mishra Kafi01.WAV 31 Ravi Shankar Living Room Session Raga Mishra Kafi01.WAV 31 Ravi Shankar Living Room Session Raga Mishra Kafi01.WAV 31 Ravi Shankar Living Room Session Raga Mishra Kafi01.WAV
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Raga Manj Khamaj
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Raga Manj Khamaj Raga Manj Khamaj Raga Manj Khamaj Raga Manj Khamaj
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Raag Mishra Ghara Dhun
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Raag Mishra Ghara Dhun Raag Mishra Ghara Dhun Raag Mishra Ghara Dhun Raag Mishra Ghara Dhun
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Raga Kaushi Kanhara
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Raga Kaushi Kanhara Raga Kaushi Kanhara Raga Kaushi Kanhara Raga Kaushi Kanhara
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Biography

Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit, was an Indian musician and composer who was one of the best-known exponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century as a composer of Hindustani classical music.

Shankar was born to a Bengali family in Varanasi, India, and spent his youth touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.

In 1956 he began to tour Europe and the Americas playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Beatles guitarist George Harrison. Shankar engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992 he served as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He continued to perform up until the end of his life. In 1999 Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

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