In the very first time I see Google’s doodle today about Pandit Ravi Shankar, my mind flies to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who debate Dr. Zakir Naik to discuss about God and religious concept in Hindu and Islam. But I was wrong. Pandit Ravi Shankar which is meant by this doodle was a musician and composer, not a religious leader ^_^. He was best known for popularizing the sitar and Indian classical music in Western culture. He was born on April 7, 1920, in Varanasi, India. Varanasi or also known as Benares is one of the Hindu’s pilgrim destination city. Ravi Shankar came into the world as a Brahmin, the highest class of Indians according to the caste system. His best success was a recital in the Soviet Union in 1954 and then he continued his debut in the United States and Western Union. His pamor was rising more after he wrote for famous Indian film director, Satylajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy. In the last years of his life, he complained about the breath difficulties. Then, he died on December 11, 2012 after undergoing heart replacement surgery.
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