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Ravi Shankar (born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury): 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on December 12, 2012

Shankar Family Statement on 12th December:


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.

As you all know, 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.

We know that you all feel our loss with us, and we thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes through this difficult time. Although it is a time for sorrow and sadness, it is also a time for all of us to give thanks and to be grateful that we were able to have him as a part of our lives. His spirit and his legacy will live on forever in our hearts and in his music.

Sukanya & Anoushka Shankar

(Source: 12th December 2012 –

1st announcement of Ravi Shankar’s death before the family’s statement
“Ravi Shankar died on 11th Dec. 2012 in San Diega at 04:30 pm Pacific Time. He was 92.”


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