Sitar Maestro Pandir Ravi Shankar, who was considered among India’s best known contemporary musicians, passed away in San Diego on Tuesday at the age of 92. Ravi Shankar ji was admitted in the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for breathing difficulties. Ravi Shankarji is survived by his wife Sukanya and daughters Anoushka and Norah Jones.
Our Bollywood celebs, from actors to directors to singers, mourned Pandit Ravi Shankar’s death on the Social Networking site today. Here’s what they Tweeted:
Shekhar Kapur: Pt. Ravi Shankar’s music will live with us forever. Amazing man, Amazing artist. Amazing life, amazingly lived. Amazing creative force.
Karan Johar: RIP #Ravishankar….the man who made classical…eternal…..
Mahesh Bhatt: Pandit Ravi Shanker a national treasure has “left us forever”. But his music will resonate in the consciousness of the world forever!!
Lisa Ray: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar. Grateful for the music maestro.
Siddharth: R.I.P Super Sitar Pandit Ravi Shankar. 12.12.12
Neha Dhupia: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar
Atul Kasbekar: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar… Global Indian, Genius Extraordinaire
Bhairavi Goswami: I would love to read a book on the life of Pandit Ravi Shankar. Apart from his legendary accomplishments he lived his life like a rockstar
Tanuj Garg: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar
Kailash Kher: Pt Ravi Shankar Synonym of music is no more, he has made Sitar (Indian Instrument) international with dignity n Pride, God bless his soul
Nikhil Advani: The string broke today… RIP Ravi Shankar
Ehsaan Noorani: Ravi Shankar the maestro has begun his journey to the stars what this man did for Indian music globally is something to remember
Sona Mohapatra: Ravi Shankar . Musician , Composer , Dancer & the only global Indian superstar . RIP
Vishal Dadlani: The world’s best-known exponent of Indian music, he influenced the Beatles, and hence everything since! RIP Pt. Ravi Shankar.
Sanjay Gupta: The great Ravi Shankar will be with us forever. Tana Mana is my favorite Ravi Shankar album. RIP.
Girish Johar: Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar passes away at age 92
Shobhaa De: The sitar silenced.
Jackky Bhagnani: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankarji surely 2012 bought an end to a lot of Legends
Sulaiman Merchant: Sad to hear about pandit ravi shankar’s demise. We have lost too many legends this year. RIP
Parambrata: There are musical legends… And then there is Pandit Ravi Shankar… A humble final salute to the colossus of Indian Classical Music…
Payal Rohatgi: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar …. God bless your soul. Strength to the family.
Anubhav Sinha: Only mortal connection some people have with this world is their birth. Then they LIVE FOREVER. Thanks for living forever Pt Ravi Shankar.
Rahul Bose: With pt ravi shankar’s passing, passes an era. first heard him as a kid in 1980. he leaves us all permanently enriched.
Anupam Kher: Pt. Ravi Shankar’s Sitar played for our souls. His music helped us sooth our nerves. His smile was like his music- DIVINE. RIP.
We at Koimoi pay a heartfelt condolence to the maestro’s family.
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