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Ravi Shankar, 60s icon, musician, dies at 92

In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo, File)
In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo, File)
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NEW DELHI — Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over a 10-decade career, died Tuesday. He was 92. A statement on the musician’s website said he died in San Diego, near his Southern California home. The musician’s foundation issued a statement saying that he had suffered upper respiratory and heart problems and had ...


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