Bollywood mourns Ravi Shankar's death

Indo Asian News Service
12 December 2012

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) "National treasure", "Indian classical music's chief ambassador", and "god of music" is how Bollywood remembered sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, who passed way Tuesday. They also thanked him for giving Indian instrument sitar, an international recognition.

Bollywood celebrities took to twitter and expressed their grief over his demise.

A.R. Rahman: Indian classical music has lost its chief ambassador and India it's Bharat Ratna...May God bless his soul!

Priyanka Chopra: The end of an era in music. We have lost too many legends this year. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. Shri Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Karan Johar: R.I.P. Ravi Shankar, the man who made classical, eternal.

Mahesh Bhatt: Pandit Ravi Shankar a national treasure has 'left us forever'. But his music will resonate in the consciousness of the world forever.

Rituparno Ghosh: This morning had an unearthly kind of beauty to it, perhaps a morning raga to celebrate the passing of Ravi Shankar. RIP.

Kailash Kher: Pandit Ravi Shankar synonym of music is no more, he has made Sitar (Indian Instrument) international with dignity and Pride. God bless his soul.

Shekhar Kapur: Pandit Ravi Shankar completely abandoned himself to creativity in his art. Living in vibrations, his was a spirit then, and a spirit now.

Anupam Kher: Pandit Ravi Shankar's sitar played for our souls. His music helped us sooth our nerves. His smile was like his music - Divine. RIP.

Rahul Bose: With Pandit Ravi Shankar's passing, passes an era. First heard him as a kid in (the year)1980. He leaves us all permanently enriched.

Vishal Dadlani: The world's best-known exponent of Indian music, he influenced the Beatles, and hence everything since! RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Anubhav Sinha: Only mortal connection some people have with this world is their birth. Then they live forever. Thanks for living forever Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Aadesh Shrivastava: The god of Music, who live his life as inspiration in the music world, he was rare. Pandit Ravi Shankar's demise. May god bless his soul. RIP.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Saddened by the loss of brilliance. RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar. The sitar maestro will be missed. Strength to the family.

Jackky Bhagnani: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Ehsaan Noorani: Ravi Shankar, the maestro has begun his journey to the stars what this man did for Indian music globally is something to remember.

Lisa Ray: RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar. Grateful for the music maestro.

Siddharth: R.I.P. Sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar.

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