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Ravi Shankar playing the sitar in May 1966.

Ravi Shankar

Pictured here in his late 20s, Ravi Shankar was hugely important in popularizing Indian classical music in Western pop music. He would have turned 100 years old today. Courtesy of the Shankar family hide caption

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The Enduring Afterglow Of Ravi Shankar's Life In Music

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Anoushka Shankar's new album, Home, marks a return to the Indian classical music her father, Ravi Shankar, taught her. Laura Lewis / Deutsche Grammophon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Return To Ragas: Family Matters For Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar

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The late sitarist, composer and musical ambassador Ravi Shankar, who died Tuesday at age 92. Carolyn Jones/courtesy of EMI Classics hide caption

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Ravi Shankar is the sitar master who brought Indian classical music to the West. Hulton Archive/Getty hide caption

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Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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Ravi Shankar, Master of the Sitar

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