103rd birth anniversary of Pandit Ravi Shankar - 7 April 2023

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Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar's 103rd birth anniversary was celebrated on 7 April 2023 and is known for his significant contribution to the global promotion of Indian music.

An Overview of the News

  • Shankar has been honoured with several honours and awards for his contribution to music, including the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Kalidas Samman, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the prestigious Bharat Ratna (1999).

  • Shankar won three Grammy Awards during his lifetime, including a Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 2013.

  • Shankar was appointed as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1999 for his contribution to music and cultural understanding.

  • Other notable honours conferred on Shankar include the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Commander of the Legion of Honor of France, Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) and Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

  • Several books have been written about Pandit Ravi Shankar, including his autobiography, "My Music, My Life", and biographies such as "Ravi Shankar: A Life in Music" and "Pandit Ravi Shankar: The Man and His Music".

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