Rare images of Ravi Shankar published on the occasion of the centenary


This week would have seen the 100th birthday of Indian musician Ravi Shankar, one of India’s most famous artists who taught Beatle George Harrison to play the sitar.

Planned celebrations, including concerts at the London South Bank Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

But to mark the occasion, the Shankar family shared material from their private archives with the BBC.

Ravi Shankar’s daughter Anoushakr Shankar, also a renowned musician, spoke with the BBC correspondent for South Asia, Rajini Vaidyanathan.


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