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PRESIDENT OF INDIA CONDOLES PASSING AWAY OF PANDIT RAVI SHANKAR

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 12-12-2012

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Pandit Ravi Shankar.

In his condolence message, the President has said, 'Panditji was a genius who delighted India and the world with his ethereal music. He became a global icon of music, art and culture. His creative and versatile genius not only left an indelible mark on the world of Indian classical music but also popularised Indian classical music worldwide. Panditji's passing away has left a void in the field of music which will be difficult to fill'.

This release issued at 1815 hrs