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Ravi Shankar "great ambassador" of Indian culture, music: Paul

Press Trust of India  |  London 

The NRI industrialist, who knew Shankar for several decades, said that the maestro was hugely popular in the West where he had played to admiring audiences for so long.

"His death creates a void which is not possible to fill," Paul said.

92-year-old Shankar, whose health had been fragile for the past several years, underwent heart-valve replacement surgery last Thursday at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he breathed his last.

  

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Paying tributes to sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, Lord Swraj Paul today described him as a "great ambassador of Indian art, culture and music."

The NRI industrialist, who knew Shankar for several decades, said that the maestro was hugely popular in the West where he had played to admiring audiences for so long.

"His death creates a void which is not possible to fill," Paul said.

92-year-old Shankar, whose health had been fragile for the past several years, underwent heart-valve replacement surgery last Thursday at the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California where he breathed his last.

  
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