Ravi Shankar Lyrics Follow
Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবি শঙ্কর) (IPA: [ˈrɔbi ˈʃɔŋkɔr]; 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), born Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury, his name often preceded by the title Pandit ('Master'), was a Indian musician and a composer of Hindustani classical music. He was one of the best-known proponents of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. In 1999, Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.
Shankar was born to a Bengali family in India, and spent his youth touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
In 1956, Shankar began to tour Europe and the Americas playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Beatles guitarist George Harrison. His influence on the latter helped popularize the use of Indian instruments in pop music throughout the 1960s. Shankar engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He continued to perform until the end of his life.
- Raga Jhila Kafi
- Raga Marwa
- Raga Yamani Bilawal
- Theme from the film "Pather Panchali"
- Raga Darbari
- Raga Sindhi-Bhairavi
- Homage to Baba Allauddin
- Tribute to Nippon
- Namah Shivaya
- Improvisation on the Theme of "Rokudan"
- Suite for Two Sitars and Indian Folk Ensemble, Part One
- Suite for Two Sitars and Indian Folk Ensemble, Part Two
- Meditational Raga of Northern India
- Raga Malkauns: Alap and Gat in Jhaptal
- Finale - Banjārā
- Allegro - Kafi Zila
- Lento - Ahir Bhairav
- Raga Puriy Kalyan
- Scherzo - DoGa Kalyan
- Raga: Shree
- Remember This Always
- Raga Bilashkani Todi
- Bangla Dhun
- For All Mankind
- Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram and Reflections of Early Days
- Massacre at Amritsar and the Aftermath
- End of the Fast