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In Photos: Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar

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In this Aug. 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison of the Beatles, left, sits with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to reporters that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar.

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.George Harrison, left, and Indian musician Ravi Shankar sit at London's Royal Albert Hall prior to "Ravi Shankar's Music festival from India" in this Sept. 23, 1974 file photo.

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Indian musician Ravi Shankar is seen in a July 2005 file photo.

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Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar performs with his daughter Anoushka during a charity concert in Athens, May 12, 2003.

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Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, left, plays with Indian shahanai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, second right, at the inauguration of the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or Overseas Indian Day in New Delhi, Jan. 9, 2003.

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Indian musician and sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore, India, Feb. 7, 2012.

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Ravi Shankar, 78, poses at his home in New Delhi in front of a 1969 portrait of himself, March 6, 1998. Shankar had just released an autobiography that chronicles his life's journey from the temple-strewn banks of the Ganges to California, where was living half of the year.

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Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar performs in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta in February 2009.

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Indian musician Ravi Shankar, 92, looks on during the launch of the 23rd edition of Limca Book of Records in music, in New Delhi, Jan. 31, 2012.

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In this February 2002 file photo, sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty, in New Delhi.

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Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, 92, attends the launch of the 23rd edition of Limca Book of Records in music, in New Delhi, Jan. 31, 2012.

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Legendary Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar plays the sitar during a concert in New Delhi,March 4, 2006.

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