Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

Remembering Ravi Shankar

Sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar
Sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar Michael Collopy
4min 39sec : Remembering Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar has died at age 92. He was a legendary sitar player who introduced Indian classical music to Western audiences first through his collaboration with violinist Yehudi Menuhin, then with rock guitarist George Harrison of the Beatles, and later through countless projects with musicians of all genres.

Listen to a highlight from Fred Child's 2005 interview with Ravi Shankar. He talks about his first year living away from his family and studying sitar with his guru and then how his relationship with daughter Anoushka changed when he became her teacher. This interview was recorded for Performance Today at NPR.