Pandit Ravi Shankar’s family had paid tribute to Panditji on his 95th birthday on 7th & 8th April, 2015 where his disciples and other musicians performed soulful music and dance at, ‘The Ravi Shankar Centre, New Delhi.’
Panditji, rightfully known as the, ‘The Godfather of World Music’ was the gem of Indian classical music. On his birthday, The Ravi Shankar Centre, New Delhi brightened up with a music and dance festival where various artists like Sanjeev Shankar, Ajay Prasanna, Rashmi Khanna, Vinod Lele, Anand Shankar, Pradeep Sircar, Athar Hussainperformed over 2 days.
The maestro’s birthday was not only being celebrated here in India but also in London, UK and Cleveland, US.
He is the only Indian in the world to have been conferred with 18 DOCTORATES, THE KNIGHTHOOD FROM BRITAIN, THE FRENCH LEGION OF HONNEUR, THE POLAR MUSIC PRIZE, THE PRAEMIUM IMPIRIALE FROM JAPAN, THE PRESTIGIOUS BAHART RATNA AND SEVERAL prestigious awards for his contribution to the world of music and culture.
He is also a FIVE TIME winner of the Grammy Award INCLUDING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT.
His music and legacy will keep playing and motivating generations to come.
Keeping his musical roots alive, Mrs. Sukanya Shankar would be available to share some great stories about the wonderful musician and walk down memory lane which was rich and prosperous over an E-mail or Telephonic Interaction.