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Ravi Shankar

Born: 1920-04-07 - Died: 2012-12-11
Cause of Death:
complications from heart surgery

Death Summary: Shankar died at a hospital near his home after heart valve replacement surgery.

Who was Ravi Shankar : Ravi Shankar was an Indian sitar player who befriended the Beatles during their psychedelic period in the '60s. He struck up a lifelong friendship with George Harrison and was often invited to play on the band's songs, including "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)". In 1983, he won an Oscar for the score to "Gandhi". Shankar was also the famous father of musicians Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar.
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