Ravi Shankar RIP

In New YorkThis morning I was devastated to hear the news that Ravi Shankar died yesterday.

I discovered his music in 1967 when my mother (by my request) gave me “Ravi Shankar in New York” for xmas. It changed my life.

In 2006, my (then) husband and I went to a concert in Berkeley, California. By mere fate I was sitting next to Shankar’s wife. I chatted with her and she kindly offered to take us backstage afterward to meet him. I was so verklempt when I met him that I could barely talk. He was lovely and it’s an experience I’ll never forget.

His recordings are some of the most beautiful music ever.

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