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Shankar, Ravi

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishShankar, RaviRavi ShankarShank‧ar, Rav‧i /ˈʃæŋkɑː, ˈrævi $ ˈʃɑːŋkɑːr, ˈrɑːvi/  (1920-2012) an Indian musician and composer who is well-known for playing the sitar (=an Indian instrument with many strings). In the 1960s he helped to make Indian classical music popular in Europe and the US, through his performances with George Harrison of The Beatles and with Yehudi Menuhin, a famous violin player. He has also been a politician and was a member of the upper house of the Parliament of India (1986-1992). Shankar is also the father of the US singer Norah Jones.
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