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The Virtuoso

It is with heavy hearts we write to inform you that Pandit Ravi Shankar, ...   | Read..
 

West was won but with Indian music

Ravi Shankar, who died at the age of 92, is famous for introducing Indian classical music to the West but that popular recognition hides a less appreciated quality. He accomp...   | Read..
 

Annapurna Devi speaks: Great loss

Annapurna Devi, the first wife of Pandit Ravi Shankar, has said “India has lost one of the greatest musicians”. ...   | Read..
 

Power of communication and ability to read pulse

Pandit Ravi Shankar’s name is synonymous with not only the sitar but also probably Indian classical music abroad....   | Read..
 

Maya vents quota bill ire on Ansari

BSP chief Mayawati today lashed out at Rajya Sabha chairperson Hamid Ansari, demanding that the House be allowed to function after noon....   | Read..
 
Ravi Shankar performing on In Concert, a BBC TV show on February 12, 1973. (Getty Images)
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