Google dedicating today's doodle to Pandit Ravi Shankar
Google dedicating today's doodle to Pandit Ravi Shankar

Google ,the biggest search giant, often dedicated their Google Doodle to many legends.Google is celebrating the 96th birth anniversary  of the Sitar Virtuoso none other than ‘Pandit Ravi Shankar’ by dedicating him today’s doodle.

Ravi Shankar was born in the 1920 as Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury,the musician was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

The google doodle shows an upright sitar in the middle of green creeper forming the word ‘Google.’ When the viewer clicks on the doodle he is re-directed to the Wikipedia page of the musician.

Pandit spent his youth touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing and started learning sitar playing under the guidance of court musician Allauddin Khan. His relation with Beatles guitarist George Harrison aided the spread of Indian music in abroad, leading to the raga rock trend.

He died on December 11, 2012, in San Diego, California, after undergoing heart valve replacement surgery.


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