David Honigmann

For Ravi Shankar, music was a sort of religion

The most eminent sitar player of the 20th century, Shankar once said that the only point of reincarnation would be to return as a better musician

Ravi Shankar was fascinated by every kind of music, and rarely without an instrument from the age of ten

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