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Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master

Ravi Shankar, 92, who introduced Indian music to much of the Western world, died Tuesday at a hospital near his home in Encinitas. Stuart Wolferman, a publicist for his record label Unfinished Side Productions, said Shankar had undergone heart valve replacement surgery last week. Well-established in the classical music of his native India since the 1940s, he remained a vital figure on the global music stage for six decades. Shankar is the father of pop music star Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar, his protege and a sitar star in her own right. Full story: Ravi Shankar dies at 92; sitar master | Ravi Shankar got by with a little help from his friends | PHOTOS: Ravi Shankar | 1920 - 2010 Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
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