Sitar virtuoso Shankar dies at 92
Published 12/12/2012 | 11:19
Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died at the age of 92.
The prime minister's office confirmed Shankar's 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.
He was a hippie musical icon of the 1960s who played Woodstock and rubbed shoulders with The Beatles.
George Harrison labelled him "the godfather of world music".