World renowned Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar left for heavenly abode today morning. Aged 92, the three-time Grammy winner passed away at a San Diego hospital following heart valve surgery.
Shankar is survived by his wife Sukanya, daughters Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar Wright, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Paying their tribute to Ravi Shankar, our B-town celebrities took the micro-blogging site as a platform to express their grievances and condolences. Here are few of their tweets -
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.
Mahesh Bhatt - Pandit Ravi Shankar a national treasure has 'left us forever'. But his music will resonate in the consciousness of the world forever.
A.R. Rahman - Indian classical music has lost its chief ambassador and India it's Bharat Ratna...May 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.
Vishal Dadlani - The world's best-known exponent of Indian music, he influenced the Beatles, and hence everything since! RIP Pandit Ravi Shankar.
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.
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.