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Mamata condoles Ravi Shankar death

Posted on Dec 12, 03:32PM | IBNS

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condoled the passing away of legendary Indian musician and sitar exponent Pandit Ravi Shankar.

"I am deeply pained to hear the news of demise of the legendary sitar Master Pandit Ravi Shankar today. A Bharat Ratna awardee, his renderations in sitar has taken Indian Classical Music to a position of rare aura in the world and enthralled audience all over the globe," said the Trinamool Congress supremo in a Facebook post.

"His passing away will create an irrepairable void in music and performing arts."

"His deep rooted bond with Bengal will be treasured forever in our hearts. Today, in this moment of grief, I extend my heartfelt condolence to the family members of Panditji. May the almighty give them enough courage and resilience to bear this loss.," said Banerjee.

Ravi Shankar passed away at age 92 at a San Diego hospital in United States on Tuesday, leaving behind countless mourners from every walks of life and a musical legacy that he built over a lifetime of dedication to the plucked string instrument and international collaborations, including the Beatles.

The musical legend was ailing for quite some years and on Dec 6 he was admitted at the Scripps Memorial Hospital here.