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Ravi Shankar

Legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar to receive posthumous Grammy award

Candles are lit in tribute to Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar in Varanasi, India. Photo: AP

Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar is to receive a posthumous lifetime achievement Grammy award, organisers of the music industry’s top prize show said on Wednesday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Musical pioneer Ravi Shankar dies at age 92

Ravi Shankar performs at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore in February, in one of his final public performances. Photo: AFP

Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, who influenced musicians ranging from The Beatles to violinist Yehudi Menuhin, has died aged 92 in the United States after surgery, his family said yesterday.

13 Dec 2012 - 4:13am

Who said it?

Ng See-yuen (centre)

The future of Hong Kong's culture and creativity is at stake

13 Dec 2012 - 2:39am

Indian sitar virtuoso, Beatles muse Ravi Shankar dies at 92

Ravi Shankar, the “godfather of world music”. Photo: EPA

Ravi Shankar, the sitar player and composer described as the “godfather of world music” by Beatles guitarist George Harrison, has died. He was 92.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Peace activist in HK mission

Indian peace activist Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (left) will address trainees at the Institute of Education on Monday as part of a drive towards spiritualism at the institute.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Peace, one step at a time

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tries to save the world, one deep breath and one smile at a time, but now the spiritual guru is looking to a more powerful body to spread his message of harmony and enlightenment - the United Nations.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Make money, be happy

WHEN YOU HAVE 20 million people hanging on your every word, you might smile as much as Ravi Shankar. His beam undoubtedly stretched even wider when he met 2.5 million of them in person in February.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Music, wisdom and meditation

Indian spiritualist Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is coming to town next month. Not to be confused with the sitar maestro of the same name, this Ravi Shankar is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation, one of the world's largest volunteer non-government organisations helping the impoverished.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am