Ravi ShankarBharat Ratna Ravi Shankar (born April 7, 1920) is an Indian (Bengali) musician best known for being a virtuoso at the sitar.
He was generally unknown outside of India until musician George Harrison, a member of The Beatles, began experimenting with the sitar in 1965. The two eventually met due to this common interest and became close friends and that in turn gave Shankar worldwide fame as Harrison's mentor.
Since then, he has maintained a steady and acclaimed career as a musician and recording artist.
His daughters Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones are also musicians.