Ravi Shankar: Know about the life of a great Musician, the king of Sitar

By | May 1, 2020

Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and composer best known for popularizing the sitar and India classical music in western culture”

Ravi Shankar was a greatest musician he was born on 7th April 1920 in a Bengali family he was a master of sitar. Ravi Shankar was an Indian musician and has a great composer of Hindustani classical music and he was awarded with the India highest civilian honour of Bharat Ratna award in 1999. Ravishankar spent his more time to his youth as a dancer touring India and Europe with her brother (Uday Shankar) dance group. He gave up dance group in 1938 to study sitar playing under the court musician Alauddin Khan.

Ravi Shankar (Education & Passion)

He finished his studies in 1944 after this he worked as a composer creating the music for the apu trilogy by Satya Jeet Rai and he was a music director of all India radio in New Delhi since from 1949 to 1956 almost seven year.

In 1956 Ravishankar playing Indian classical music and become a popular person in there in their life in 1960 through teaching, performance and his association with violinist with “Yehudi menohin,” and beatless guitarist “George Harrison”.

Ravi shankar was engaged in Western music and was writing competition for sitar and orchestra .he toured the world in the 1970 and 1980.

He was also a member of parliament Rajya sabha since from 12th May 1986 to 11th May 1992.he was a nominated member of rajya sabha in upper chamber of the parliament of India.

Ravi Shankar as a COMPOSER

“The books wrote by Ravi Shankar”

1. My music my life.

2. Learning Indian music.

3. Raga mala the autobiography of Ravi       Shankar.

Ravi Shankar Journey

He born on 7 April 1920 in Banaras  and was an seventh youngest brother. His father name was Ram Shankar Chaudhary he was a middle temple barrister.

Shyam Shankar Chaudhari was and respected state men lawyer and politician he served as a several year as “prime minister” of jalavar and Rajasthan.

at the age of 10 years the Shankar went to Paris with the dance group of his brother the Uday Shankar and in the age of 13 he become a member of a group heel and dance and learn to play various Indian instruments.

in the early of middle 1938 the dance group of travel to Europe the United State where Ravi Shankar learn French language Shankar was trained by Alauddin Khan on tour.

Career of Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar parents had died by the time he returned from the Europe to he gave up more to his dancing carier in 19382 to go to tu Maihar and he studied Indian classical music under the court of Khan.

Khan was living in Gurukul Khan was a best and experienced teacher and Sankara had trained on sitar studied with Khan’s student whose name was Ali Akbar Khan and Annapurna Devi.

Shankar begin aap performing on sitar in December 1939 duet with Ali Akbar Khan he was a player of string instrument.

Shankar completed his training in 1944 and moved to Mumbai and joined the ” Indian peoples theatre association”.

The popular song sing by Ravi Shankar is “sare Jahan se achcha” in the age of 25 years he worked as all India radio.

Ravi Shankar awarded as Indian highest civilian honour the Bharat Ratna award in 1999 received three Grammy award for his outstanding works .

Ravi Shankar was dubbed the godfather of world music by “George Harrison” of beatless.

“”it makes me feel whether hurt when I see the association of drugs with our music.

The music to us is religion the quickest way to reach God line through music.

I don’t like association of one bad thing with the music””

Basic informatio

Date of Birthday7th April 1920 in Banaras
Date of Death11th December 2012 in United States
AwardsBharat Ratna Award, Grammy lifetime achievement Award, Padma Bhushan.
WifeSukanya Rajan
Children’ sNaroh Jon’s, Anoushka  Shankar, Subhendra Shankar

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