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Indian sitar virtuouso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

by Muneeza NaqviAssociated Press Writer 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 an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. “GODFATHER OF WORLD MUSIC”– In this 1967 photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. 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 Dec. 11. He was 92. (AP Photo, File)