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Indian musician, composer, educator and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar influence spanning continents, generations and taking Indian classical music to global audience has no parallel. The Indian music lovers will be celebrating the centenary birth anniversary of the sitar maestro, an Indian classical music legend and an international icon on April 7, 2020.
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भारत रत्न से सम्मानित, देश के प्रख्यात सितार वादक और संगीतज्ञ 'पंडित' रवि शंकर जी की जयंती पर कोटि- कोटि नमन। pic.twitter.com/D9Ystm9HNp— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) April 7, 2021
The Grammy Award winner, late Pt Ravi Shankar's spouse, Sukanya Shankar says, "My late husband is my God and his service is my prayer." "I cannot believe that a single person can do so much in a lifetime. He has given the world so much and done his country proud. His immense contribution to music, musicians and humanity is colossal," she adds. Meanwhile, the centenary tour got cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. She says, "We will celebrate the occasion quietly at home, play his music, cook his favourite food and interact with his disciples on social media."