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Ravi Shankar: 'The Godfather of World Music'

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Ravi Shankar, who died on Wednesday aged 92, was the world's most famous sitar player, who popularised classical Indian music abroad largely through his work with The Beatles' George Harrison. 

Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar in 2004 ©AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN/FILES

His extraordinary musical journey took him from the banks of the sacred River Ganges in British India to the legendary Monterey and Woodstock festivals, where he played alongside the likes of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

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