Gifted Indian sitar player who helped introduce the instrument to a wider audience. He was known for his use of Carnatic music and was given the title Pandit.
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|FULL NAME:||Ravi Shankar|
|BIRTH DATE:||April 7, 1920|
|AGE:||100 years old|
Ravi Shankar is a Sitar Player. He married Roshanara Annapurna Khan in 1941, but the couple divorced in 1961. He married Sukanya Ranjan in 1988. He had two daughters, Norah and Anoushka, and a son, Shubhendra. He toured India and Europe with his brother Uday Shankar’s famous dance group, eventually giving it up to learn the sitar with Allauddin Khan.
DID YOU KNOW He was especially close to George Harrison of The Beatles, a friendship that gained him international recognition and influenced the track “Within You Without You” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles’ 1967 Grammy Award-winning album.
FACT He collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin on the 1966 album West Meets East, which garnered the duo a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 1967.
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Currently, Ravi Shankar is 100 years old. He will celebrate his 101st birthday on a Wednesday, April 7th. Below we countdown to his upcoming birthday.
Ravi Shankar’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, Aries’ life pursuit is the thrill of the moment and a secret desire to lead the way for others. People of this zodiac sign like taking on leadership roles, physical challenges, individual sports and dislike inactivity, delays, and work that does not use one’s talents. The strengths of this sign are: courageous, determined, confident, enthusiastic, optimistic, honest, passionate, while weaknesses can be to be impatient, moody, short-tempered, impulsive and aggressive. The greatest overall compatibility with Aries are Libra and Leo.
Ravi Shankar was born in the Year of the Monkey. People born in the year of the monkey love to make people laugh. They’re generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control. This year is the year of the .
DID YOU KNOW Life expectancy in United States is about 79 years.
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