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12-14-2012, 11:07 PM #1
Ravi Shankar was a miracle man: Amjad Ali KhanUstad Amjad Ali Khan fondly called late Pandit Ravi Shankar 'Dada', an elder brother. The sarod maestro is saddened by Ravi Shankar's death and says he was a miracle man filled with humility and grace.
"So 12.12.12 has done its damage! And what a loss! I just landed in Mumbai for the release of my book on my father and I heard this tragic news. Another great classical musician Pandit Manas Chakraborty also passed away on 12.12.12. Both were from Bengal," said Khan.
"I used to affectionately call Pandit Ravi Shankar 'Dada', an elder brother. He was like my Guru Bhai. My wife Subhalakshmi and Panditji's wife Sukanya are great friends. Sukanya calls my wife 'Akka', an elder sister," Amjad said.
"We attended numerous music festivals together. If the sitar is today regarded so highly, it is because of Pandit Ravi Shankar. His name is synonymous with the sitar," he added.
Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away Tuesday in the US. He was 92....being a human...