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Pt Ravi Shankar Takes Amitabh Bachchan By Surprise!

6 December 2012
Pt Ravi Shankar Takes Amitabh Bachchan By Surprise!
Pt Ravi Shankar Takes Amitabh Bachchan By Surprise!

Legendary sitar player Pt Ravi Shankar, who hasn't been keeping well for sometime, called up Amitabh Bachchan wishing to speak to him, taking the latter by surprise.

Bachchan, who has been closely associated with Ravi Shankar's family over the years, said that the 92-year-old maestro is in California for a surgery.

The megastar posted on his blog, "Strangely, and for the first time, I had a call from the house of the great sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar. His wife Sukanya ji wanted to talk to me to get me to talk to Ravi Shankar ji, because he had expressed a desire to speak with me. He has been unwell she informed me and was going in for a surgery on Thursday. They are in California, USA. This has been a most unusual occurrence. We all know Pt Ravi Shankar, who doesn't? But I must admit that even though we have met on a few occasions, his association with my Father, our association with his elder brother the great dance exponent Uday Shankar, my own association with his son and daughter in law, and with Uday Shankar ji's actress daughter... this has been the first time ever, when such a request was made to me."

Bachchan went on to write about the times he had spent attending Ravi Shankar's concerts in Kolkata. He further wrote, "But tonight to get a call from this great master, this legend and icon of Indian music, must go down as one of my most privileged moments. He just wished to speak to me. He is unwell and shall be undergoing a surgery on Thursday. He said he and his wife loved my work... whew !! ...and then he blessed me!"

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