Roy Jones
Hulton Archive

In Eastern music he was considered a classical musician, in the Western world, a rock icon of the 60's. George Harrison once called him "The Godfather" of World Music."

He was a great contributor to the "sound" of the late 60's, but not really a fan of the music itself. He was appalled when he saw Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar.

Shankar was living in California at the time of his death

 

Ravi Shankar had been in poor health for the past few years. He has been suffering of upper respiratory and heart problems for a few years and had undergone heart valve replacement surgery just last week.

Shankar was living in San Diego and was at his home when he died. Shankar was 92