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Ravi Shankar, Indian Musician and Beatles Mentor, Dies at 92

Indian musician and composer Ravi Shankar, the father of Grammy winner Norah Jones and the man George Harrison called "the godfather of world music," has died. He was 92.

"It is with heavy hearts we write to inform you that Pandit Ravi Shankar, husband, father, and musical soul, passed away today, December 11th, 2012," his family said in a statement on his website. "His health has been fragile for the past several years and on Thursday he underwent a surgery that could have potentially given him a new lease of life. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the surgeons and doctors taking care of him, his body was not able to withstand the strain of the surgery. We were at his side when he passed away."

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Glass: A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve
Shankar: New Album 'a Journey'
Ravi Shankar Teaches George Harrison
Spreading Positivity

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Year Title Description
2008 Glass Movie, Actor
2008 The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Phil Spector Movie, Music/Lyrics Composer
2003 Concert For George Movie, Actor
2002 Ravi Shankar TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
1997 Zakir And His Friends Movie, Musical Composer

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