Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has passed away in San Diego at the age of 92. The musician was admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla last Thursday after he complained of breathing problem and he passed away on Tuesday evening. He breathed his last at 4.30 p.m. Pacific Time. The sitar exponent, perhaps could be called India's musical ambassador and was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West He was active as a professional musician till the end and was one of the contenders for the next Grammys. He had collaborated with several international artists including George Harrison of 'The Beatles' which had garnered him fame and adulation all over the world.