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Ravi Shankar
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    (April 17, 1920-December 11, 2012)
    Birth name is Robindra Shankar
    Recorded albums 'Improvisations (1962),' 'Ragas & Talas (1964),' 'Sound of the Sitar (1965),' 'West Meets East (1967),' 'A Morning Raga/An Evening Raga (1968),' 'The Sounds of India (1968)' and 'Passages (1990)'
    Composed the score for the film 'Gandhi (1982)'
    Knighted by Queen Elizabeth (2001)
    Father of Norah Jones
    He grew up rich.
    Many Indian purists call him a sell-out for working in Western pop and classical styles.
    When he was hanging out with the Beatles, he would scold them for using drugs.
    He abandoned his daughter Norah Jones and her mother when Jones was just a baby.
    He only saw her a few times over the next 20 years.
    He never told anyone he had an illegitimate daughter until she became famous.
    He is modest and unpretentious.
    He says it's stupid for people to argue about whether one kind of music is better than another.
    He taught George Harrison to play the sitar.
    Harrison called him 'the godfather of world music.'
    He is the most famous musician to come out of India.
    Philip Glass calls him a major influence.
    He and Norah Jones eventually buried the hatchet.

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