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Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar dies at 92

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Indian musician and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday. He was 92.

Associated Press/February 2012

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Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. He was 92. The prime minister's office confirmed his death and called him a "national treasure." Shankar helped millions of classical, jazz and rock lovers in the West discover the centuries-old traditions of Indian music over an eight-decade career.
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