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Ravi Shankar

(1920-2012), Sitar player and composer; father of Norah Jones

Sitter in 3 portraits
Sitarist and composer ; studied under guru Baba Allaudin Khan. Famous collaborators include Yehudi Menhuin, Philip Glass and George Harrison. Harrison travelled to India to spend time learning from Shankar and performed on Sitar on 'Within You, Without You' on the Sergeant Pepper album. Shankar released tracks on the Beatle's Apple label and Harrison produced five of Shankar's albums. Harrison said 'Shankar is the Godfather of World music'.

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Ravi Shankar, by Ida Kar - NPG x125458

Ravi Shankar

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960s
NPG x125458

Ravi Shankar; George Harrison, by Clive Arrowsmith - NPG x199702

Ravi Shankar; George Harrison

by Clive Arrowsmith
Lambda print, 1974
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x199702

Ravi Shankar, by Francesco Scavullo - NPG x128287

Ravi Shankar

by Francesco Scavullo
gelatin silver print, 1977
NPG x128287

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