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Hundreds attend memorial service for Pandit Ravi Shankar in the US

Encinitas, California, Dec 21: Hundreds of friends and family have paid tribute to sitar virtuoso Pandit Ravi Shankar at a public memorial service near his southern California home. The musician was remembered Thursday as an

India TV News Desk [ Updated: December 21, 2012 13:56 IST ]
hundreds attend memorial service for pandit ravi shankar in
hundreds attend memorial service for pandit ravi shankar in the us

Encinitas, California, Dec 21: Hundreds of friends and family have paid tribute to sitar virtuoso Pandit Ravi Shankar at a public memorial service near his southern California home.




The musician was remembered Thursday as an unfailingly generous teacher with a gentle spirit and sense of humor whose music fostered understanding between East and West.

Conductor Zubin Mehta said he felt like a "little crumb" listening to Shankar play. Olivia Harrison said Shankar helped a young George Harrison achieve a more meaningful life.

Shankar's daughters, singer Norah Jones and Grammy-nominated sitarist Anoushka Shankar, were in the audience at the Self-Realization Fellowship center in Encinitas, the oceanfront suburb where the musician lived for the last two decades.

Shankar died last week at age 92.

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