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Pt. Ravi Shankar

We are saddened at the passing away of the world renowned Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar. He was arguably the greatest Indian Musician of his generation who singlehandedly introduced Indian Classical music to the Western world and opned flood gates for succeeding Indian classical Musicans.Deeply rooted in the classical traditions of the Indian music, Pandit ji was never shy of experimenting, innovating and performing with some of the most renowned Western musicians.

He was the most recognizable Cultural Ambassador of India to the world who generated enormous goodwill for India and promoted International understanding, peace and harmony through his music and built musical bridges of friendship between the East & the West.His passing away is a huge loss to the world music. He will be missed by millions of fans and admirers all over the world.

We mourn his death and condole his family. May his soul rest in peace and may his music live for ever!

Amb.Surendra Kumar
Founding President IAFA