Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), often referred to by the title Pandit, was a Grammy Award-winning Indian musician best known for his virtuosity on the sitar. In becoming world-famous, Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honours of India: Padma Bhushan, in 1967, Padma Vibhushan, in 1981, and Bharat Ratna, in 1999. He received the music award of the UNESCO International Music Council in 1975, three Grammy Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Post his death, Grammy announced Pandit Ravi Shankar as a recipient of the lifetime-achievement Grammy.
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