None can say it better than has Allan Kosinn in his obituary for the world-renown sitarist, Ravi Shankar of India. We are all in this musician's debt and we have his legacy based on classical Indian music, now part of the world music heritage.
— Musikos, refWrite Backpage music newspotter, analyst, columnist
New York Times (Dec13,2k12)
Ravi Shankar, sitarist who introduced Indian music to the West, dies at 92
By ALLAN KOZINN
Published: December 12, 2012
Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso and composer who died on Tuesday at 92, created a passion among Western audiences for the rhythmically vital, melodically flowing ragas of classical Indian music — a fascination that had expanded by the mid-1970s into a flourishing market for world music of all kinds.