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Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবি শংকর; born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury on 7 April 1920), often referred to with the title Pandit, is an Indian musician and composer who plays the plucked string instrument sitar. He has been described as the most known contemporary Indian musician by Hans Neuhoff in Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart.

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Shri Ravi Shankar (C), pictured as he offers prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India
Shri Ravi Shankar (C), pictured as he offers prayers at Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India
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      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 18 days ago
    So it was Friday night at the Paramount Theatre, where the Oakland East Bay Symphony found its featured performance of Ravi Shankar's Concerto No. Sitar and Orchestra overshadowed by the program's three opening works. Titled "Notes from India," the

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